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Read Naturally
Students with a Specific Learning Disability

Read Naturally® was found to have potentially positive effects on writing and no discernible effects on reading fluency for students with learning disabilities.

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.


studies that met standards out of
eligible studies reviewed
Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Reading Fluency No discernible effects 4-6
Writing achievement Potentially positive effects 4-6

Last Updated: July 2010


Male: 60%
Female: 40%

Delivery Method

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Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.

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