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

Mar 6, 2024

5
Read Live has been a game changer for our support staff at our school. Ensuring that paraprofessionals use evidence-based, user-friendly programs is a priority at our school. Read Live has been very beneficial for them to implement in order to support students with reading. Our support staff who are using the program love it because it meets students' diverse needs, and the students love it because the stories are engaging and students can actively be a part of growing and learning their reading skills. We love Read Live!
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Mar 6, 2024

5
This is the first year our district has used Read Live and it has been a game changer for our intervention program. I love how many interesting and engaging stories there are to choose from, along with the progress monitoring data to show individual growth. Such a great resource and hope to continue to use it for years to come.
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Mar 6, 2024

5

This is our first year using Read Live and it is amazing how much growth I have seen in all of my students. The program is very helpful for new readers and adds a challenge to students who are already reading fluently. It is very user friendly and student-centered! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!


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Mar 5, 2024

5

Read Naturally Live is the best tool for struggling readers. The students find it very easy to navigate. The stories captivate their attention and help them, not only improve reading skills, but also learn in a fun way. I love how the program grows with them and challenges them along the way. I have witnessed countless students become better readers thanks to this amazing tool! I cannot recommend it enough!!!


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Mar 4, 2024

5

Our district has been using Read Live for quite awhile. We first started with the paper copies and have been very please with the transition to the online version. I can confidently say that it is an outstanding tool for building reading fluency with students. The program is user friendly for both students and teachers. The students are able to work independently on enhancing their reading skills and then confirm their progress by directly working with their teacher. This aids in classroom management as well. The teacher can pull small groups while confidently knowing that their students on Read Live are actively engaged working on their IEP goals. The teacher can then switch which students are in their small group. Read Live makes data tracking easy for teachers. This data can be used to inform instruction and ensure that students are making progress. The reports have been a great tool to help students and teachers know how they are performing. Overall, we highly recommend Read Live!


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Mar 2, 2024

5

My 2nd-5th grade Reading Intervention students love using Read Live. They look forward to reading the interesting non fiction stories every week. I have seen great fluency and comprehension progress.


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Mar 1, 2024

5

Read Naturally is a great way to focus on building vocabulary, increasing fluency, and strengthening comprehension and writing skills.


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Mar 1, 2024

5

I teach 7th and 8th grade students who are reluctant readers and have difficulty with grade-level materials. They are using ReadLive passages at their level as a supplement to a structured literacy program, and are making great progress. The stories are high interest non-fiction, so not only are they expanding their knowledge base and becoming smarter, but they are also enjoying themselves. Their fluency has improved so much with the focus on reading in phrases and repeated practice. I almost cried when one of the 'cool' kids told another student, "just do it, it works!" The visuaI graph for cold/hot reading scores gives them immediate feedback as well, always a plus and great to use for data collection to report to parents and teachers. I am so proud of my students and love the program!


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Feb 29, 2024

5

I used to teach kindergarten and loved the informational passages for my early readers. Now in 3rd grade dual I have loved having access to passages in both languages I teach. This program helps my students stay engaged in reading while I work with small groups. There are so many great things I could say about this program.


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Feb 29, 2024

5

Read Live is the program that allows me to continue to provide remedial reading services to a variety of students simultaneously. I am able to have a group of 8-10 students on level 0.8- 3.5 within the same timeframe. Since the blueprint for most stories & questions are similar, students are not embarrassed of their level. Students are thrilled when they complete a story and are able to choose another. The visual for CWPM is also exiting when students meet or exceed their goal. It is interesting to see students choose a story that is in line with core curriculum topics. The crossword puzzles also provide an additional level of vocabulary for students.


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Feb 29, 2024

5

I am a special education teacher and I have used Read Live/Read Naturally for 15 years. It is a wonderful program. I have used it with middleschoolers and high schoolers. I currently teach 6-8. I love that I can circulate and work with 6 kids, on 6 different story topics and levels, on several different skills during the same time period. In my students with autism I've seen them developing the ability to infer from the surrounding passage. In my lowest level readers, I've seen fluency increase. All my students can create a five sentence paragraph story retell and I am seeing those writing skills carry over to their general education classes. In the past two years, we have gotten an influx 6th graders reading at the primer and 1st grade levels, and I would love to try Gate with these students.


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Feb 28, 2024

5

Read live is easy to use and builds students reading fluency, comprehension, and writing skills. The lessons are interesting and keeps students engaged. The immediate feedback helps you progress monitor continually .


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Feb 28, 2024

5

I have used many different reading programs over the years in teaching both general and special education. I find that Read Naturally Live online is amazing in both student engagement but also for great data records. The students like the interesting facts they learn about and it gives me the opportunity to increase rigor by requiring full sentence responses, complete paragraph summaries and high points vocabulary practice. Then there is the added bonus of a colorful visual progress set of data for the students to see and find motivation from. The questions are useful for identifying types of comprehension issues which I can use for informing IEP development.


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Feb 28, 2024

5

Our school has been using Read Naturally for 20 years! It's a vital intervention piece of our Title Program.
The students really enjoy seeing their reading progress and it motivates them to challenge themselves.
The stories are interesting and engaging which helps with reading success!


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Feb 28, 2024

5
This is the best program I have used!! I would recomend this to other teachers!
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Feb 27, 2024

4
ReadLive is not only wonderful because of it's content, but also it's structure. It allows my readers to complete a specific amount each day and see results. It graphs their progress, so they can celebrate their gains. With only 3 weeks of trial thus far, we have been most impressed. Thank you ReadLive!!
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Feb 27, 2024

5
Read Naturally has been great for our middle school students. Their confidence is building, and so are their test scores.
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Feb 27, 2024

5
"Read Naturally" is a great program. I use it with my students in grade 5. There are amazing stories to read with different academic level.
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Feb 27, 2024

5
Read Naturally is a wonderful fit for our school. This well-rounded program is easy for teachers, assistants, and students to use. It gives excellent phonics and fluency practice while also touching on vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. The stories are interesting, and the students often enjoy sharing intriguing facts with their friends and teachers. I love that it can grow with students as they move from grade to grade and have different literacy needs.
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Feb 27, 2024

4
I like the repeated reading aspect of RL and I like the activities that kids can be working on when they are waiting for a teacher. I think setting up kids or rostering kids could be a little bit easier.
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