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Christine Smart
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Read Naturally is a researched based, web-based, individualized reading program that targets struggling readers.  The program is designed to increase students phonics skills, vocabulary development, reading fluency and reading comprehension skills.  The stories are non-fictional, increasing student engagement and motivation. Teachers are able to monitor students success on each story through formal and informal assessments.    

Benefits of Program

This programs allows individual practice in a small group setting.  It is highly motivational, not only for the high interest stories, but because the students can instantly track their progress in the areas of a student’s strengths, deficits, functional levels and growth.  Reading fluency is a challenge for many of our students, which makes it difficult for them to read their core curriculum materials in a timely manner. ReadNaturally works very specifically with reading fluency and systematically provides practice to help students increase their fluency and build comprehension.  The program benefits students by increasing their motivation to read and helps them develop the necessary basic reading skills to become better readers and decrease the achievement gap.

Success of Program

Research has shown students reading skills increase when using this program for reading intervention.  The website provides many positive reviews of how the program has increased reading achievement.


Read Naturally Live would be used during Learning Center and students Reading block as an intensive intervention reading program to promote and encourage reading growth. At the present time, we are pulling together various materials and programs to use in our classes.  Read Naturally would provide a systematic, research based program to increase reading fluency, as well as decoding skills, comprehension, and vocabulary in a highly motivating way.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

The amount of licences requested would be able to span three grade levels; 6th, 7th and 8th grade resource students.

The licensing for this program will last one school-year and will not incur any additional costs during that time.
Amount Funded
Individual Budget Items(s)
$1840 - Read Naturally Live- quantity 80