What Are Some Features of the Read Naturally Program?


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The Read Naturally Program is a combination of three strategies: repeated reading, teacher modeling and closely monitored progress. The program is aimed at improving reading comprehension as well as vocabulary and language fluency with individualized instruction.

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Students work at their own skill levels using audio support. A student reads a high-interest story along with a recording of a fluent reader. The story is read multiple times in order to master words that may be difficult or challenging and improve accuracy. Repeatedly reading the same story also helps to improve comprehension to enable a student to become a more fluent reader and gain confidence. The role of the teacher reader is to help a student learn new words and master pronunciation and expression.

Additionally, the student draws or views a graph of the number of words read correctly to track his performance and progress.

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