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 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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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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Feb 13, 2024

5

I pull small groups out for 1st thru 3rd grade to help with phonemic awareness and reading/writing. I love that we can go at a faster pace through letters or sounds they know, and slow down and work on those that need more practice.

The writing of letters practice is a very nice addition, especially for 1st grade.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

This program is amazing! It has become part of our weekly routine. It works on so many standards that need to be addressed.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Read Live has really increased my students confidence in reading. I love every aspect of it and how it shows progress. Giving the students that advantage to see how their growth in reading has increased, really gives them that motivation to read more and more. Great phonics!!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Taking part in the Read Naturally pilot program, we saw major improvements in our tier 2 students. I saw students go from 33 words per minute
to now reading 84 on his Jan


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Feb 13, 2024

5

My name is Shelly Burks, I am an interventionist at Naas Elementary in Boring Oregon. I use the Read Live program with several groups of students ranging from 2nd to 5th grade. I just love this program! I am seeing great improvement in fluency, accuracy and comprehension. I love that I can have several students in the same group and they can all be working at different levels. The students also enjoy this program. They can't wait to sit down and start a new story. The stories are high interest stories that keep students engaged and thinking about their reading. I also have just started using the Data Mentor, I find it helpful.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Read Live has been an excellent resource for my reading intervention for 5th and 6th-grade students. Students are amazed when they do their "Hot Timing" and exceed their goal. With large groups in my classroom, the reading intervention was slow and difficult to differentiate until Read Naturally Live's program came to us. I have students do graphic organizers for non-fiction texts with each text they read and their comprehension levels are growing every day. Having the report information gives me an easy way to show parents and other staff how the student is excelling or struggling and exactly where we need to assist each student. I recommend Reading Live to any reading intervention teacher.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

As a reading specialist (K-5), Read Live has been my favorite online learning platform hands-down. I love that I can adjust the programs and settings for each individual student. Some students use all three options (Read Live, One-Minute Reader, and Word Warm-Ups), while other students use either one or two, depending on their specific and individualized goals. I also love the progress monitoring tools that help me, as well as my students, see their progress as well as areas to strengthen. Read Live has improved my students’ reading fluency, stamina, and ability to answer questions - both in written response as well as multiple-choice. The kids love it too! My students love that they are able to choose the stories they read. They find the nonfiction stories engaging, and not so lengthy as to seem intimidating. Many of my students have expressed that they feel more successful with the Read Naturally stories then they do with other reading materials in school. In fact, several of my students have requested their login information so that they can use the platform at home. Nothing can make me happier than when kids are asking to read at home!


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Feb 13, 2024

5
This has been a great program for building fluency for my students in special education. They enjoy getting to select the story of their choice!
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Feb 13, 2024

5

Read Live has helped my students to become more fluent readers at a very rapid rate of growth! I'm always so excited to share with their families that the growth is so high! It also is helping some of my other students who are working on the importance of comprehending what they read. This program is a great fit for some of my students during their IEP intervention time.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I absolutely love using the Read Naturally Live programs with my middle school special education students! I first used RNL approximately 10 years ago and have transitioned to 3 different schools since then. In each new school I was able to advocate for the use of Read Naturally Live for my students and was able to provide data to my administrators to demonstrate its effectiveness and gained their support to purchase the subscriptions for my students. I have found it to be extremely effective in a resource room setting where most of my students are on different instructional reading levels. This program is geared towards their individual needs and enables students to work at their own level to make significant gains. Every year that I have used this program I have had struggling readers make significant progress with some gaining 2+ years. This program works because it is based upon the Science of Reading and utilizes research-based, best practices reading instruction!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I have a 3rd and 4th Grade special education teacher, and I have seen fabulous results using Read Live and Word Warm Ups! My students are building confidence in their reading by visually seeing their growth. The program has been a great way for me to differentiate within groups while ensuring every student is getting adequate instruction and support.


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I teach kids who are a little anxious while reading because English is a second language for them. At first they would not want to read aloud and now they look forward to reading to me, look up a glossary to know the meanings of difficult words and even challenge each other on their synonym and antonym scores. My students love it and i keep recommending the program to my fellow Interventionists!


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Feb 13, 2024

4

Read live has been a great asset to our school and tom the ELAR department. It has bridged a gap between kids with learning disabilities and kids that struggle with fluency. Some of the students that use this program are our Spanish speaking students they are able to have the story red to them and it is helping them understand and speak English better.


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