Read Live User Guide

Using Read Naturally Live–Español and its Steps

When students work in Read Naturally Live–Español (RNL–Español) stories, the entire student Read Naturally Live interface is delivered in Spanish.

Note that while the default audio directions played in RNL–Español are in Spanish, English instructions can also be accessed by clicking the EN? button in the application's footer. 

Teachers interacting with students in RNL–Español use an English Teacher Menu. The Pass/Review screen can be viewed in either English or Spanish, allowing teachers to discuss results with their students in whichever language is most appropriate.

Read Naturally Live–Español story steps: 

Read Naturally Live–Español includes the same student steps as in the English Read Naturally Live program. The Spanish step names used in the program are as follows:

  1. Seleccione una Lectura is equivalent to the Select a Story step, in which the student selects a story to work through.
  2. Palabras Claves are Key Words: The student clicks each word to read along to the pronunciation of the word and learn more about the word.
  3. Predicción is the Prediction, in which the student uses the title, picture, and key words to write a prediction about the story.
  4. Primer Intento is the equivalent of the Cold Timing. In this step, the student reads the selected story for the first time for one minute, marking any difficult words. Then, the computer generates a graph that shows how many words the student read correctly.
  5. Lees Juntos/Inglés is the Read Along English step. Each Read Naturally Live–Español story can be accompanied by this step, in which the student hears the story once in English before continuing in Spanish.
  6. Leer Juntos is the Read Along, in which the student reads the Spanish story along with an audio recording for a predetermined number of times, vocalizing quietly with the narration.
  7. Práctica is the Practice: The student practices reading the story, without audio support, several times until he or she is able to read it accurately at the predetermined goal rate.
  8. Prueba is the Quiz: The student answers comprehension questions about the story.
  9. Volver a Contar takes the place of the Retell page: The student retells, or writes a summary of, the story.
    Note that Read Naturally Live–Español does not include any equivalent to the Phonics series, so there are no Word List steps.
  10. Aprobar is the Pass step, when the student reads the story for the teacher. To pass, the student must read at his or her goal rate, using appropriate expression and making three or fewer errors. Then, the computer generates a graph that shows how many words the student read correctly. The student must also answer all comprehension questions correctly, and retell the story well enough to meet the teacher's expectations (or pass the Word List step).
    Individual screens under the Aprobar step include:
    Aprobar/Practar Más is the Pass/More Practice screen.
    Aprobar/Grabación is the Pass/Recording screen that allows students to record a hot timing for their teachers' use.
    Aprobar/Wordtastic is the Pass/Wordtastic screen. RNL–Español incudes Spanish-language Wordtastic questions.
    Aprobar/Último Intento is the Pass/Hot Timing screen. 
    Aprobar/Calificar Prueba is the equivalent of Pass/Grade Quiz.
    Aprobar/Calificar Volver a Contar is the Pass/Grade Retell Attempt screen.
    Aprobar/Revisar Trabajo is Pass/Review Work. Note that teachers on this screen can view the student's performance in both Spanish and English by using a toggle on the upper right of their browser window. The default language is Spanish.
    Aprobar/Acciones Correctivas is the Pass/Remedial Actions screen, which allows teachers to choose steps for a student's remedial attempt at any story.

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