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Read Naturally

The Read Naturally strategy is an effective tool for improving reading fluency in developing readers. It combines three strategies to improve fluency: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Research analyzed by the National Reading Panel suggests that just encouraging students to read independently isn’t the most effective way to improve reading achievement. Developing readers need a safe, structured and highly motivating opportunity to engage in reading on a daily basis. The following strategies are employed in the Read Naturally program: teacher modeling of correct pronunciation, rate and expression; Dyad reading with English speaking student; and, the neurological impress method. Repeated reading and daily monitoring of student progress increase student involvement and promote teacher awareness of each student’s progress.