Read Live User Guide

Reading Along to the Spanish Translation

Some stories have Spanish translations. You can provide additional support to Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) by having them listen to (and perhaps read along with) the translation before beginning the Read Along step in English. This way, Spanish-speaking ELLs have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the story by building some background and vocabulary knowledge (Mielke, 2011). The rest of the steps in Read Naturally Live are in English.

By default, students do not complete the Spanish read along; teachers can change this setting.

  1. On the Read Along/Spanish step, the student clicks Start Read Along.
  2. The student quietly reads aloud as the narrator reads each sentence. The student can click Cancel Read Along at any time to stop the read along.
  3. After completing a read along, the student can click Start Read Along to read along in Spanish again or click Next to continue.

Students can move on to the next screen once they have read the Spanish translation with the narrator one time; canceled read alongs do not count.

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