Read Naturally Webinars

Since 1991, Read Naturally has established highly effective strategies and best practices to help struggling and developing readers be successful. In order to share these ideas and strategies, we host free webinars on a range of literacy instruction topics. Please join us for a live webinar when they're scheduled or watch one of our many recorded webinars.
pointer Recordings of past webinars


Word Warm-ups Live Basics

This webinar gives an overview of Word Warm-ups Live, a component of web-based Read Live that builds automaticity in phonics and decoding through explicit and systematic phonics instruction.

Topics covered:
  • A comparison of the four components of Read Live
  • How to log in as a teacher and set up students with access to Word Warm-ups Live
  • How to assess students so you can select the appropriate curriculum option to meet their phonics needs
  • A demonstration of logging in as a student and working through the steps of word-list and story exercises
  • Reports for monitoring students’ progress
  • Resources available on the Read Naturally website, including the Read Live Help page
Claire Hayes, Read Naturally Educational Consultant
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Placement in Word Warm-ups Live

Correct placement is crucial to success in Word Warm-ups Live. The program consists of three levels with multiple sections in each level. Each section focuses on different phonics elements. Phonics elements are taught in a specific order, so it is important to determine the earliest element of phonics the student has not yet mastered. The Word Warm-ups Live Phonics Assessment determines:

  • What the student’s phonics needs are.
  • Where to begin phonics instruction in Word Warm-ups Live to meet the student’s earliest phonics needs.
  • Whether a Read Naturally Live Phonics level could provide the necessary phonics instruction along with the student’s fluency instruction.
Topics covered:
  • Learn how to assess a student’s phonics skills and needs.
  • Learn how to select the appropriate Word Warm-ups Live level and section for a student.
  • Learn how to determine whether a student should be placed in the Read Naturally Live Phonics Series or assigned to Word Warm-ups Live.
  • Learn when a student should be assigned to both Word Warm-ups Live and Read Naturally Live.
  • Receive free resources that will help you implement your current curriculum more effectively.
  • Any staff members using Word Warm-ups Live.
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about the placement process for Word Warm-ups Live.
Claire Hayes, Read Naturally Educational Consultant
Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CDT

Read Live Set-Up: One School With One Teacher

Attend this webinar for a brief navigation of Read Live. Learn how to set up Read Live for an account with one school and one teacher. There will be time for Q&A after the short presentation.

Topics covered:
  • Read Live initial login
  • Main navigation menu and home page overview
  • How to set up a Read Live account for one school with one teacher
  • How to individually add students, assign licenses, and access to Read Live programs
Christy Baldinger, Read Naturally Account Manager
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Checking Initial Placement in Read Naturally Live

Proper placement is critical to student success. You can accelerate a student's achievement by using Read Naturally Live's built-in placement test and then checking initial placement after the student has completed the first three stories. By checking initial placement, you can determine if the student's initial level and goal are appropriate, or if you should adjust either the level or the goal.

Topics covered:
  • Why proper placement is critical to each student’s success.
  • Why it’s important to check a student’s initial placement after the first three to six stories.
  • Why the teacher should be present during the cold timing for at least the first three stories.
  • What are the key criteria used to evaluate a student’s initial placement level and goal.
  • How to generate a Students At-a-Glance report and how to analyze the data.
  • How to determine when a student’s initial level and goal are appropriate and when a student’s initial level or goal should be adjusted.
  • How to find free resources on the Read Naturally website, including the step-by-step instructions for Checking Initial Placement, plus a worksheet for analyzing your students’ results.
  • Any staff member currently using Read Naturally Live
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about checking and adjusting student placement in Read Naturally Live
Claire Hayes, Read Naturally Educational Consultant
Thursday, October 6, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Keeping Students Challenged in Read Naturally Live

Keeping students challenged is critical to making progress in Read Naturally Live. Students make the most progress when they are challenged—but not frustrated. By understanding how to interpret the data, you can quickly monitor each student’s performance and make instructional decisions that will maximize each student’s progress.

Topics covered:
  • Why it’s critical to keep students challenged
  • How to monitor a student’s performance
  • How to quickly interpret the data on a Students At-a-Glance report
  • How to determine when a student is ready for more challenge
  • How to determine whether to change a student’s level or goal
  • What guidelines to follow when making a change
  • How to access additional resources on the Read Naturally website
  • Any staff member currently using Read Naturally Live
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about using data to monitor student progress in Read Naturally Live
Claire Hayes, Read Naturally Educational Consultant
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CDT

Using Single Sign-On Options With Read Live
Book a session with our technical support expert to guide you through setting up Read Live for single sign-on with Clever, Classlink, or Google Classroom.
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