One Minute Reader Teacher Responsibilities


One Minute Reader Live: Steps


  1. Select a Story
    The student clicks the story he or she wants to read and thinks about what he or she might learn from it. Choosing the story deepens the student’s investment in the material, and thinking of a prediction prepares the student's mind for reading the story.
  2. Cold Read
    The student reads the story for one minute and then clicks the last word read when the bell sounds. A graph displays the student’s cold-timing score, establishing a baseline for progress monitoring, the component of the Read Naturally Strategy that motivates the student to improve.
  3. Read Along
    The student reads along quietly with a recording of the story, typically three times. This step is the teacher-modeling component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student learn new words and master others as well as learn proper pronunciation, expression, and phrasing.
  4. Read Alone
    The student practices reading the story without audio support until able to read it accurately and with expression. This step is the repeated-reading component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student improve fluency, master difficult words, and understand the story.
  5. Quick Quiz
    The student answers questions about the story. Responding to the text holds the student accountable for meaning, develops the ability to answer many types of questions, and provides information about how well the reader comprehends the story. The correct answers to the questions help to solve the book’s Joke Jumble.
  6. Story Summary
    The student reviews the results from completing the story, including a graph that shows how much the student has improved since the cold read. 
  7. Book Summary
    The student reviews the results from other stories completed in the level. Graphs are included.
  8. Did You Know?
    After the student has completed all the stories in a book, he or she is presented with additional facts related to the stories from the book.

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