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The College of New Jersey

Education Building

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing Township, NJ 08628

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Read Naturally’s highly effective programs develop students’ fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension using the powerful, research-based Read Naturally strategy. This seminar helps you set up a new Read Naturally program or maximize the effectiveness of your existing program to help students improve their reading skills and test scores.

You Will Learn...

- The importance of attaining fluency and how fluency directly correlates with comprehension.

- To combine the research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and self-monitoring of progress to significantly improve fluency, support vocabulary development, and promote comprehension in struggling and developing readers.

- To identify students who need a fluency intervention.

- To individually place students in appropriate reading levels in Read Naturally and to set appropriate reading-rate goals.

- To adjust students’ reading levels and goal rates in Read Naturally to accelerate their reading achievement.

- To motivate students to become excited about reading.

Your Instructor, Elaine Balum

Elaine has 35 years of teaching experience as Language Arts/Reading Specialist in public education, and has had outstanding success with the Read Naturally Strategy, having used the program in her classroom since 1996.


8:00–8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30–10:00 Overview of the Read Naturally strategy & supporting research

10:00–12:00 Planning & setting up; placing students

12:00–1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:15 Implementing the steps; monitoring student performance

2:15–3:30 A walk-through of the strategy

Certificates of attendance for 6 Professional Development hours will be provided by Read Naturally. Consult with your school district whether these hours qualify towards the required two hour training.

Special thanks to NJ Decoding Dyslexia for their support!

Special thanks to the TCNJ for hosting!

Limited Seating! Sign up ASAP!! After August 10th, check availability by contacting organizer!

Disclaimer: LDANJ does not endorse or recommend any method, treatment, or product; evaluation or remedial center, program, or persons for children and adults with learning disabilities. It does however, endeavor to inform, believing that you have the right to know what is available to assist those who have a learning disability to reach their full potential.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available next to Education Building.

What can I bring into the event?

All materials will be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions? 732-645-2738. On day of event only 732-991-9107

What's the refund policy?

Refunds with good reason prior to start of event.

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