Research-Proven Reviews

Well-designed studies that implement Read Naturally interventions with fidelity consistently demonstrate the effectiveness of the Read Naturally Strategy.

In three reviews posted by the NCII, study authors found Read Naturally showed statistically significant effects for comprehension, fluency, rate, and accuracy

MCA scores for the Read Naturally group and a control group

The Heistad study showed an effect size for reading comprehension of .38 on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). 

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Fluency results for the Read Naturally group and a control group

The Christ & Davie study showed effect sizes of .66 for fluency with the Grey Oral Reading Test–Fourth Edition: Fluency (GORT 4: Fluency) and .66 for accuracy with the GORT 4: Accuracy. 

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Gains in accuracy, rate, and fluency for the Read Naturally group and a control group

The Tucker & Jones study showed effect sizes of .51 for rate with the GORT 4: Rate, .87 for accuracy with the GORT 4: Accuracy, and .75 for fluency with the GORT 4: Fluency. 

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