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Read Naturally®
Adolescent Literacy

Read Naturally® was found to have potentially positive effects on general literacy achievement for adolescent readers.

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

1
studies that met standards out of
4
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Literacy achievement No discernible effects 3-5 --

Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Black
35%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
39%
Not Hispanic
61%

Gender

Male: 56%
Female: 44%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

65%

English Learners

English Learners icon
35%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

MN
Midwest


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