Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Read Naturally

Back in January 2009, we published in The Spofford Times a mention of Read Naturally. Here is that text:

The Special Education teachers are excited about the computer program that is now available called Read Naturally. This research-based program is designed to help students improve their reading fluency (reading rate and accuracy). In the very near future, we will be able to access the program from any computer in the school, which will give us more opportunities to utilize this outstanding program.

Today, I was in a special education classroom and watched some students using Read Naturally. They were excited to work with the teacher to test their reading fluency of a passage that the teacher and the software had chosen for their reading level. What I thought was so fantastic about watching Read Naturally used was that the students were absolutely eager.

The photo I included here shows some of the posters explaining the steps to using Read Naturally. These are on the wall just above the classroom computers.

If you have any questions about Read Naturally or other programs that we use, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


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