— Joyce, Title 1 Teacher, Hummelstown, PA
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One Minute Reader
One Minute Reader is a home reading program that uses the same research-based strategy as Read Naturally classroom programs. One Minute Reader is a fun and effective way for students to get extra reading practice at home.
HOW IT WORKS
One Minute Reader features interesting, nonfiction stories, packed with fascinating information. This engaging content taps into students' curiosity, so they want to find out more. Examples of book topics are Natural Wonders, Cool Creatures, and Fun Festivals.
DEVELOPS READING FLUENCY
The One Minute Reader program is based on learning strategies that research has shown are effective ways to develop reading fluency:
- Modeling by a fluent reader: Readers read along with a recording of a fluent reader to help them learn how to say the words and how to read in a natural voice.
- Repeated reading: Readers practice reading each story several times until they know the words and can read accurately and expressively.
One Minute Reader includes audio-supported definitions for selected vocabulary words in the stories. This helps readers learn the meanings and pronunciations of words they may find challenging. One of four comprehension questions at the end of each story also focuses on vocabulary. And an optional crossword puzzle in each book gives readers additional exposure to key words from the stories.
A quiz step asks questions about the story to make sure students think about what the story is about and the ideas in it. The questions generally focus on identifying the main idea, attending to details, understanding words in context, and making connections in the text.
Graphs of readers' initial cold-timing score and then of their final hot-timing score show how much they've improved. Watching their scores go up motivates readers to keep working.
READING APP FOR THE APPLE IPAD
The award-winning One Minute Reader home reading program is now available as a free app for the Apple iPad. The free version includes a sample story from each level. Additional books with five stories each are available for purchase from within the app.
TURBO CHARGE INDEPENDENT READING
Free up teacher time while giving the students real reading practice. The One Minute Reader app is designed so that students work independently through the entire story while they develop fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
SO EASY TO DIFFERENTIATE
The One Minute Reader app offers books in six reading levels from early reader through fifth grade so each reader can find stories that are a good fit for his or her ability.
EXTEND LEARNING AT HOME
The One Minute Reader app is a great complement to the Read Naturally work done at school. Let parents know about the free app so that students can see their progress soar.
The engaging content and structured steps in the One Minute Reader app are still available in book form with audio support on CDs.
Each book includes five high-interest nonfiction stories that are the right length for readers to practice. An audio CD for each book includes recordings of the stories, instructions, vocabulary words, and fun facts. Reading along to audio recordings enables students to improve fluency, pronunciation, and expression.
Starter kits, available for each of the six levels, include everything you need to get started using One Minute Reader — a book with audio CD, timer, red/blue graphing pencil, and instructional DVD — all in a sturdy album.
Each level bundle includes one copy of all One Minute Reader materials for a given level — one starter kit plus six more books. You save 12% on each bundle compared to materials purchased separately.
In a school-to-home checkout program, students check out the books and audio CDs, and write on separate record sheets instead of in the books themselves. This allows the books to be used multiple times. Each school checkout bundle includes seven books for a level, 25 records sheets for each book, timer, 12 red/blue pencils, instructional DVD, and a starter-kit storage album.
Economical bundles are available for each level and include all of the books in a level plus their corresponding record sheets. We offer bundles in a variety of sizes to meet each school’s unique needs.
THE RIGHT FIT FOR EACH READER
One Minute Reader offers books in a range of reading levels from early reader through fifth grade, so each reader can find stories that are a good fit for his or her ability.
|A Stick That Walks from Bugs!||Early first-grade reading level.
Stories consist of a few short, simple sentences with several words repeated.
|We Need Bees from Cool Creatures||Middle first-grade reading level.
Stories consist of short, simple sentences with very few difficult words.
|Quicksand from Ready, Set Red!||Middle second-grade reading level.
Stories consist of simple sentences with a few difficult words.
|Food Fight! from Fun Festivals||Middle third-grade reading level.
Stories consist of of longer sentences with several difficult words.
|London Burns from Disasters||Middle fourth-grade reading level.
Stories consist of some complex sentences with more difficult words.
|Special Delivery! from It Happened in America.||Middle fifth-grade reading level.
Stories consist of complex text with more advanced concepts.
The One Minute Reader Placement Guide can help you choose the right level for a reader. The Placement Guide includes sample stories plus complete instructions. A placement program is also built into the One Minute Reader iPad app.
AN AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM
One Minute Reader has been recognized by educators, industry journals, and professional organizations with the following honors and awards:
|Learning Magazine's Teacher's Choice Award:
One Minute Reader is a three-time winner of the Teachers' Choice Award for the Family from Learning magazine, most recently in 2011. The award is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market.
|iParenting Media Award: iParenting Media presented an award in the book category to One Minute Reader in its annual evaluation of products for children, parents, and families.|
|Independent Publisher Book Award: One Minute Reader received a 2007 Book Award in the Children's Interactive category from the trade journal Independent Publisher. The "IPPYs" are intended to recognize excellent independently published books.|
|AEP Distinguished Achievement Award: The Association of Educational Publishers gave two Distinguished Achievement Awards to One Minute Reader, one in the category of Hi/Lo Reading Materials and one in the category of Workbooks.|
|Mom's Choice Award: One Minute Reader was named a 2008 Gold Recipient by the Mom's Choice Awards. The annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services.|
|National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval: The National Parenting Center awarded a Seal of Approval to One Minute Reader two years in a row. The program identifies the best products and services being marketed to parents and their children.|