Challenges We Address

Learning to read can be difficult, even for the average learner. But some students face additional hurdles such as dyslexia or learning English as a second language. Because research-based principles are the basis of Read Naturally’s programs, these programs are well-suited to address the challenges of struggling readers.


Dyslexia

Dyslexia

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding), despite having normal or above-normal intelligence. 

Successful reading interventions for learners with dyslexia teach phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, and fluency. Read Naturally programs apply research-based principles to develop these skills.


English Language Learners

English Language Learners

English Language Learners (ELL) face the difficult tasks of learning to read English, learning to speak it, and learning about a new culture. Read Naturally Strategy programs provide extra support in three areas that help ELL students address these challenges—English language skills, vocabulary, and general background knowledge. 


Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated instruction makes student success more likely because students' individual needs are supported. Supplementing whole-group instruction with small group and individualized instruction allows each student to learn at an optimal pace. Individualized instruction is inherent in the process for all Read Naturally reading programs, making them excellent resources for differentiating reading instruction.


Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance learning is a viable alternative when in-person instruction is not available. As a web-based program, Read Live is ideally suited for use in a distance-learning model. Students work through the independent steps on their own and collaborate with a teacher remotely (or with a parent) on steps that require teacher involvement.


Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports

In a multi-tiered Response to Intervention (RTI) model, all students receive standards-based comprehensive reading instruction with differentiated instruction as needed. Universal screening identifies students who need additional diagnostic assessment and strategic supplementary instruction.  

Features of Read Naturally programs that make them well-suited to support core reading programs in an RTI model include well-designed instruction, research-based interventions at increasing levels of difficulty, high-quality instructional supports to empower self-directed learning, and systematic documentation of student performance.


Common Core State Standards

State Standards

A school's core reading program may address Common Core Standards, but no core reading program meets the needs of all students. Students often need intervention programs to accelerate their learning in specific skills to meet grade-level expectations. 

Read Naturally interventions support student instructional needs in order to move the student towards mastery of grade-level standards, as defined by Common Core. Read Naturally programs align to the expectations for Foundational Reading Skills and many Reading Anchor Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).


Homeschool Reading Curriculum

Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool educators face unique challenges selecting and implementing reading intervention programs. Most Read Naturally programs were designed to be used in a traditional school setting but can be used in a homeschool reading curriculum. A Q&A section in our knowledgebase helps support homeschool educators as they make curriculum decisions for their students. 


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