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Comparing Read Naturally Live and Encore to One Minute Reader app

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The following table can help you determine whether Read Naturally Live, Read Naturally Encore, or the One Minute Reader app is best suited for your needs.

Things to consider Read Naturally Live or Read Naturally Encore One Minute Reader App
Do your students need intervention or supported practice?
Instructional intervention
  • Supports developing and struggling readers who read at or below an eighth-grade level.
  • Improves fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Independent reading activity
  • Supports any student who reads at or below a fifth-grade level.
  • Improves fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension during independent reading time.
Do you need to be able to differentiate instruction?
Direct teacher involvement
Student needs teacher approval.
Provides a high level of accountability.
Teacher controls:
  • Number of read alongs.
  • Number of one‐minute practice reads.
  • Requirements for completing passage and setting goal.
Student‐managed
Student controls:
  • Number of read alongs.
  • Number of one-minute practice reads.
  • Criteria for successful completion of passage.
Do you need to use data to drive instruction?
Data shows student progress over time
Extensive reports available:
  • Individual.
  • Group (Read Naturally Live only).
Data stored indefinitely.
Data shows snapshot of student performance
Limited reporting capabilities:
  • End of story.
  • End of book (five stories).
Data stored only until a new user signs into the book.
How great is student need?
Instructional intervention or differentiated Instruction
School use:
  • Fits RTI needs.
  • Provides intensive reading support.
  • Appropriate for whole class, small groups, or individuals.
  • Appropriate for Tier 1, 2, or 3 readers who read at or below an eighth-grade level.
Structured reading practice
Home or school use:
  • Supports fluency instruction happening in school.
  • Provides structured reading practice.
  • Use as an independent reading-time activity.
  • Appropriate for Tier 1 readers who read at or below a fifth-grade level.
Does your hardware support the product?
Read Naturally Live:
  • Web‐based; user can access from any computer or tablet with an internet connection that meets the minimum requirements.
Read Naturally Encore:
  • User reads from printed copies of the stories and listens to audio CDs.
iPad or iPad mini
  • Internet connection needed to download content to iPad.
  • Wi-fi not needed to use app.
  • User must always use same iPad.
  • New user must be aware that a new-user session will delete the previous user's data.
What are some differences between the intervention and reading activity?
Read Naturally Live (web-based on a computer, iPad, or Chromebook):
  • Accuracy information and unknown/difficult word data is stored.
  • Results are compiled in words correct per minute (wcpm).
  • One-minute, two-minute, and whole-story timings available.
  • Audio provided at three speeds.
  • Student can click on any word for pronunciation.
  • Crossword puzzles available online (PDF format).
  • Wordtastic word game available.
Encore:
  • 1-minute, 2-minute, and whole-story timings available.
  • Vocabulary words and definitions supported by audio.
  • Audio provided at three speeds.
  • Crossword puzzles available online (PDF format).
iPad or mini iPad
  • Results are compiled in words per minute (wpm), not words correct per minute (wcpm) since accuracy is not assessed.
  • Only one-minute timings available.
  • Audio provided at one speed.
  • Student cannot click on individual words for pronunciation.
  • Crossword puzzles built into the program.
  • Fun Facts included.
Things to consider Read Naturally Live or Read Naturally Encore One Minute Reader App
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