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Placing Students in Read Naturally Live

Placement is the process of selecting reading material and setting an initial goal for a student who is about to begin using Read Naturally Live. Placing a student in Read Naturally Live involves determining the following:

  • Level: Which level of material is most appropriate for this student?
  • Series: Which series would most benefit this student?
  • Goal: Which goal rate will challenge but not frustrate the student?

Correct placement is crucial to success in Read Naturally Live. You must select a combination of reading material and goal rate that will challenge the student without being discouraging. The material and the goal rate need to be difficult enough to require the student to practice reading the story several times to reach his or her goal, even after the student has read along with audio recordings of the story. However, the level and goal should not be so difficult that the student gives up due to frustration.

After placing the student, observe the student to make sure the placement is appropriate. Check the student's placement after he or she completes three stories. Once you confirm the placement is correct, the student will remain in the same level of material with the same goal for several stories. As he or she continues, you will adjust the level and goal to keep the student appropriately challenged.


  • You may have already assessed a student using a fluency assessment tool. Do not attempt to use the assessment results to place a student in Read Naturally Live. To appropriately place a student, you must conduct the Read Naturally Live placement test.


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