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Read Naturally®
English Language Learners

Read Naturally® was found to have no discernible effects on reading achievement and English language development of elementary school English language learners.

Read Naturally® is an elementary and middle school supplemental reading program designed to improve reading fluency using a combination of books, audiotapes, and computer software. The program has three main strategies: repeated reading of text for developing oral reading fluency, teacher modeling of story reading, and systematic monitoring of student progress by teachers and the students themselves. Students work at a reading level appropriate for their achievement level, progress through the program at their own rate, and, for the most part, work on an independent basis. Read Naturally® can be used in a variety of settings, including classrooms, resource rooms, or computer or reading labs. Although the program was not originally developed for English language learners, additional materials for these students are currently available.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
English language development No discernible effects 3 --
Reading achievement No discernible effects 2-5 --

Last Updated: July 2010

Race

Asian
8%
Black
2%
White
53%
Not specified
11%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
70%
Not Hispanic
29%

Gender

Male: 52%
Female: 48%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

37%

English Learners

English Learners icon
100%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual

Urbanicity

Suburban

Locations

TX, CA
South, West


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