Intervention Programs

One Minute Reader® Live

Component of Read Live

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Focus:
  • Fluency

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Skill Level: Grades 1–5
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult Learner

Transform independent reading time into an exciting, guided reading experience! One Minute Reader Live delivers measurable results while engaging students with interesting short passages, motivating graphs, and fun joke jumbles. Utilizing the research-based Read Naturally Strategy in a fully independent and motivating system, One Minute Reader Live helps students develop fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills, and build confidence as learners.

Read Live A Component of Read Live

ATTENTION PARENTS: For literacy support at home, please see the home version of the award-winning One Minute Reader program.

Students...
  • Expand knowledge base by reading interesting nonfiction text.
  • Utilize audio support to learn words and improve expression.
  • Experience success and an improved attitude toward reading.
  • Engage in self-directed learning.
  • Develop fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills.
  • Gain confidence from seeing their success in fun graphs.
One Minute Reader Live provides...
  • Structured, independent reading activity for developing readers of all ages.
  • Motivating informational text for reluctant readers.
  • Additional practice for students who use Read Naturally Live.
  • Challenging reading material for young, advanced readers.
  • Leveled books from early reader through fifth grade.

One Minute Reader Live accelerates reading achievement by combining the research-proven components of the Read Naturally Strategy: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. The student works at his or her own pace in an appropriate level of material as the motivating program guides the student through the steps. The student masters a story by reading along with audio and then practicing the story until he or she can read it fluently and with comprehension. The program automatically tracks the student's progress.

pointerResearch basis for the Read Naturally Strategy

One Minute Reader Live steps​One Minute Reader Live Steps

Before beginning the steps of each story, the student selects the book and story he or she wants to read. Choosing the story deepens the student’s investment in the material.

  1. Cold Read
    The student reads the story for one minute and then clicks the last word read when the bell sounds.
  2. Cold Read Graph
    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 independently 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. Read Alone Graph
    A graph displays the student’s current words-per-minute score compared to the Cold Read score, showcasing the student’s improvement.
  6. 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 student comprehends the story. The correct answers to the questions help to solve the book’s Joke Jumble.
  7. 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.
  8. Book Summary
    The student reviews the results from other stories completed in the level. Graphs are included.
  9. Did You Know?
    Students are presented with additional facts related to the stories from each book (only shown after the student has completed all the stories in a book).

One Minute Reader Live includes six levels: one for each reading level E through 5. Each level includes eight books with five nonfiction stories organized around a specific theme. The automated steps of the program are built around teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. 

E

Early first-grade reading level. Stories consist of a few short, simple sentences with several words repeated.

1

Middle first-grade reading level. Stories consist of a few short, simple sentences with very few difficult words.

2

Middle second-grade reading level. Stories consist of simple sentences with a few difficult words.

3

Middle third-grade reading level. Stories consist of longer sentences with several difficult words.

4

Middle fourth-grade reading level. Stories consist of some complex sentences with more difficult words.

5

Middle fifth-grade reading level. Stories consist of complex text with more advanced concepts.

The full One Minute Reader Live content is included with all Read Live subscriptions.
pointer See the Read Live product page for pricing information.

SIX LEVELS (eight books per level)

Five leveled, nonfiction stories per book include:
  • Clickable vocabulary words (indicated by different font color)
  • Quiz questions
Audio support includes:
  • Instructions
  • Recordings of each story
  • Signals indicating correct or incorrect responses
  • Vocabulary word definitions
  • Pronunciation for each word
Additional activities include:
  • Did You Know?
  • Joke Jumble
Computerized scoring includes:
  • Automated correction of multiple-choice questions
  • Calculation of fluency and comprehension scores
  • Points earned for completing activities
  • Graphing and reporting of performance

One Minute Reader Live is an integrated component of the Read Live platform.

  • Students At-a-Glance Report
    This report summarizes the results for the One Minute Reader Live stories completed by a set of students. It helps you identify students who may not be making adequate progress.
  • Story Summary Report
    This report shows a student’s results from a One Minute Reader Live story, including a graph of cold and hot timing scores and read along, practice, and quiz results.
  • Book Summary Report
    This report shows results from the stories a student completed in a One Minute Reader Live book, including cold and hot timing scores, number of practices, and quiz results.
  • Level Summary Report
    This report shows results from the One Minute Reader Live stories a student completed by level, including cold timings, read alongs, hot timings, and the quizzes.

One Minute Reader Live is an integrated component of the Read Live platform. All Read Live licenses enable full access to the One Minute Reader Live curriculum as well as access to the Read Naturally Live, Word Warm-ups Live, and Read Naturally Live—Español curriculum.

Customer Reviews

Feb 26, 2024

5

"Read Naturally "is an amazing program for kids, as they can improve their reading skill.
The program help them to learn even heard words they were struggling before.


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Feb 18, 2024

5

The program has been so helpful with my students. I cannot recommend enough.


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Feb 16, 2024

5

I have used Read Naturally in four different settings, and have had great student response. I am currently using it with Special Education high school students who are mostly reading at an elementary level. They find the stories to be high interest, and it often sparks discussions with the aides or others in the class when they share the content they have learned. I have my aides working directly with students, too, observing the cold timing and working on the pass activities, so students are able to advance at their own pace without much down time.

Students also love seeing their improvement from cold reading to hot reading, and work to improve their answers on the comprehension questions. If they get a comprehension question wrong after two tries, I work with them directly to show them how to figure out the correct answer. I love the data collection piece of Read Naturally. I am able to share the results with parents and the IEP team, so we know exactly which areas we need to work on. Some of the parents have requested copies of the stories, too, so they can see exactly what their child is learning and how they are answering.


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Read Naturally Feb 27, 2024
Thank you so much, Kelly! We love hearing that you're working with your students on comprehension! If you haven't already, be sure to check out the new Comprehension Builder resource in the Read Naturally Live teacher's module.

Feb 14, 2024

5
My intervention students love Read Naturally. They enjoy reading engaging stories at their level. I love that there are so many different selections at various reading levels. Read Naturally reviews and challenges students to build fluency, phonics, and even keyboarding. I like that while I am working one on one with a student that there is a synonym and antonym section which is great for vocabulary. The kids LOVE to see their bars move up on the graph from their cold to hot reads. I have seen so much improvement and confidence in my student's reading ability in just 5 months. I would recommend Read Naturally to anyone looking for an excellent reading intervention.
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Feb 14, 2024

5
Fantastic program. I cannot say enough good things about Read Naturally. I love the immediate feedback students get to see when they are working on fluency. I love the confidence I see blooming in students when they see how much they have improved in just a short time. I am in a title I school and this is the perfect program to help struggling readers. My students look forward to beating their cold times. Interesting stories, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, comprehension, reading expression - Read Naturally does it right!!
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Feb 14, 2024

5

I am a special education teacher in an elementary school. I have found the program to be extremely helpful in improving my student's fluency. I love how easy it is to implement and how the program has added features and tutorials for me and the students. My students especially love One Minute Reader because it gives them autonomy. The reports are easy to access and I share the results with the students so they can see their progress. I really think this program is essential for building fluency and comprehension!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

We love Read LIVE-Read Naturally. We sit with the student while they are reading and they try hard to beat their cold-timing score. Also, both of us (teacher/paraeducator and the student) usually learn something about the subject the students choose to read about, whether it be about a famous person, an animal, or a historical event. Read LIVE has helped my Special Education Resource students learn and it also helps to increase their fluency, reading expression, keyboarding, and their comprehension. We would not be without the Read LIVE program. The kids love the program and use it on their Chromebooks! We love the reports that show their progress. Thank you for helping my students improve and grow!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I have been using Read Live for the past 3 years as a part-time reading instructor for grades K-5. I could not begin to tell you of all the successes my students have achieved by using this program. It not only has improved their fluency and phonetical awareness, but they are truly comprehending the passages! It has given them the confidence they needed to challenge themselves to read materials that they would have never considered before. Thank you for this truly amazing program!


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Feb 13, 2024

5
I recently started using Read Live. It has significantly provided growth towards my students fluency and phonelogical goals! This is a program my students love to use that also gives teacher feedback, on student progress, that guides my continued teaching!
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Feb 13, 2024

5

I have used Read Naturally Live for several years and I really like the program. I am a Title 1 Teacher and I use it with my students in grades 3-5. I have seen improvement in fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The students are becoming more confident in their reading skills. They enjoy looking at the graph as their reading scores increase. The students can work at their own level and at their own pace, so the program is good for intervention groups.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Our school has been using Read Naturally Live since 2022. Previously we used the paper version for over 20 years. Teachers and students love this program. The live version has greatly enhanced out ability to serve more students across multiple grade levels, while effortlessly tracking thier progress. As a teacher implementing a new intervention program, Read Naturally Live has been a perfect fit for addressing the needs of our students. We've already had several students achieve grade level fluency and "graduate" the program!


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Feb 13, 2024

5
I have been using Read Naturally Live for over 7 years now. I teacher middle school special education and am also a MTSS teacher. I really love the ease of the program as well as how it individualized for my students. I like that students are able to track their growth. I love the growth the students have made.
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Feb 13, 2024

5

I am using ReadLive as an intervention for third through fifth graders. It's a wonderful program for increasing fluency. The sequenced series is especially great if the students have mastered their phonics skills.

My students have been making really great growth on this program. They also enjoy it and are invested in meeting and beating their goals.


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Read Naturally Feb 27, 2024
Thanks so much, Jessica! For students who haven't yet mastered phonics skills, be sure to check out Word Warm-ups Live! All students with a Read Live license have access to this program.

Feb 13, 2024

5

I am a reading teacher who currently works with middle school students. Read Live offers stories that are interesting and contain sophisticated vocabulary. It can be overwhelming to preteens and teens to struggle with reading materials and also to practice weak skills with connected text that is babyish. Read Live presents topics that are current, historical and relatable. My students look forward to selecting stories that are of interest to them that do not talk down to where they are as learners. The program is designed with the goal of success for each and every student that interacts with its content. My students feel comfortable and confident in working with this amazing program to improve their reading skills.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

As a teacher in a 6-8th grade special education class, I've witnessed remarkable progress in my students' reading abilities through the implementation of Read Live. This comprehensive program is designed to cater to the diverse needs of learners, focusing on fluency, comprehension, writing summaries, and phonemic awareness, particularly beneficial for students in lower grades. One of the standout features of Read Live is its ability to differentiate reading lessons, ensuring that each student receives instruction tailored to their individual strengths and areas for improvement. This level of customization is invaluable in a special education setting, where students often require personalized approaches to learning. I've observed significant growth in many of my students, but one particular success story stands out. One student, who initially began at a 1.3 reading level, has made astounding progress, now reading at a 3.5 level after just one year of using Read Live. This remarkable improvement not only speaks to the effectiveness of the program but also underscores its ability to empower students to reach their full potential. Beyond improving reading levels, Read Live fosters essential skills such as comprehension and writing summaries, equipping students with the tools they need to succeed academically. The program's structured approach, coupled with engaging activities, keeps students motivated and eager to participate in their learning journey. Moreover, the phonemic awareness component of Read Live addresses foundational skills crucial for reading development, laying a solid groundwork for future literacy achievements. By targeting these fundamental aspects of reading, the program sets students up for success not only in the classroom but also in their academic pursuits beyond. Read Live has proven to be an invaluable resource in my special education classroom, facilitating remarkable growth in reading abilities among students. Its emphasis on differentiation, coupled with its comprehensive approach to literacy development, makes it an indispensable tool for educators striving to meet the diverse needs of their students. With continued implementation, I am confident that Read Live will continue to empower students and foster a lifelong love of reading.


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Read Naturally Feb 27, 2024
Thanks so much for your review and for telling us about the progress of your student. Please consider nominating the student for our Star of the Month program!

Feb 13, 2024

5

I have been using Read Naturally Live for more the than 5 years as a teacher. I teach 4th and 5th grade ELAR Resource and this a site we use daily for 20 minutes. My student's fluency has improved. They are doing better with comprehension question and finding text evidence. They enjoying using it and they also see their progress. I print out certificate after they complete their stories and they hang it up it in the classroom. I also print out the reports for each story and share it with the students. I appreciate read naturally live program it has helped my students so much in their individual needs. I highly recommend this site.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

As a K-5 Title Teacher, I love watching the progress my students are making with Read Naturally Live. Students access the program through their Chrome books and can work at their own pace. The interface is clear, and students can monitor and be proud of the progress they are making as they work through their self-selected stories. This is a super way to get in more non-fiction reading and wonderful for my most reluctant readers.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I am using Read Live, Word Warm Ups, One Minute Reader and also Signs for Sounds as an Elementary Reading Specialist (K-5). I work with students who struggle with reading in the general ed. population, as well as students diagnosed with dyslexia or students who have individual education plans due to specific learning disabilities. The students love to have the ability to choose and practice stories and watch their progress. They are so excited to demonstrate their fluent reading when they read to me to pass a story. I love that I can easily individualize practice for the students and have access to data at my fingertips to monitor progress. Word Warm Ups and Signs for Sounds are a great supplement to our district Structured Literacy approach for our struggling readers. Word Warm Ups again allows me to individualize student progress in phonetic skills and the students love the practice and ability to see their growth. I especially love how Signs for Sounds helps my students to segment sounds when spelling and differentiates between regular (Sound Out Words) and Irregular (Spell Out Words). The smile on my students' faces when I tell them we are going to be working in any one of these programs that day, says it all.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I have been teaching Read Naturally Live for several years now for my (2-6th grade) general education students who have IEPs. They have not only progressed on their reading fluency, but I love that it supports their decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, and retelling (in writing) goals.The students love learning about the many topics and they love feeling successful! I love that they get immediate feedback with fluency and the comprehension. This reading program has been very successful for my students!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I am reading specialist at an Elementary School. We have had the paper version of Read Live but I found it clunky and difficult to manage. I convinced my Principal to purchase the online version last school and piloted it for our district. The reading scores increased substantially. It was so exciting to see. I shared the results with our Curriculum Director and she was just as excited. As a result she purchased the program for our entire district. Thank you!


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