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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

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

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 four 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 (four 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

May 20, 2016

5

I have used Read Naturally for 20 years now and I strongly recommend it. This year I am at a new school and we use the Read Naturally Live Program. At my former site we used the paper version. I have seen students move up two grade levels when the program is implemented at least 3 days a week and monitored closely. The stories are very interesting and I have learned a lot from listening to the students read them. I firmly believe in this program for improving reading fluency.


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Apr 25, 2016

5

I sent the message on a Friday late afternoon and received a response on the same day. I was very impressed that the issue was taken care of so quickly. I was able to get this new student ready to begin on Monday. Joel was able to look more into my issue and told me that there was an extra license not being used. I got it!! That worked for me. A new student is beginning today and I wanted to use Read Naturally live. It is so hard to determine this late in the year who will be using the read live program. I cannot alway determine the exact number of licenses would need. I am very pleased. Thank you
Laura Kuker Special Education Teacher MTS Elementary


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Apr 4, 2016

5

This program is so amazing that I requested a grant from the Wal Mart Foundation to purchase it for our Special Education students at my school. Our district would not buy it for us. Walmart granted me $1,000 to purchase the program. It not only focuses on fluency, but has comprehension, writing, and vocabulary practice. The students are engaged with the Ipad app for the program and improving their skills. I would recommend it to everyone!


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Brenda Gaskin Apr 5, 2016

Where did you find this information about the grant. I work for a small charter school and would love to have this for my students.

Mar 17, 2016

5

Excellent service.


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Mar 8, 2016

5

Read Naturally Live helps students improve their reading fluency using research-based, proven effective techniques like repeated reading and neurological impress. But the best thing about Read Live, and the reason it is so effective for struggling readers, is that students are intrinsically motivated to read, read and read some more. I love the way the nonfiction passages build background knowledge and I love watching students' reading ability increase exponentially.


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Mar 8, 2016

5

I use the Read Naturally Live with my Title 1students for reading interventions. They love the program and are making great gains in their reading skills!! I would highly recommend this program to anyone!!! It is worth every cent!!


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Mar 8, 2016

5

This is our first year using Read Live, and we have seen great results! The stories are engaging and our students are excited to participate. I wish we could get all of our students on Read Live!


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Mar 8, 2016

5

We really like Read Live because students can start at their level and work at their own pace. It works well for us because we can give more students interventions using Read Live than trying to work with them in groups, and they get more actual reading practice time. Our students are making good progress using Read Live.


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Mar 8, 2016

4

Our school utilizes this fantastic program daily! Even our parents get involved and help their own kids at home. We love the fluency progress and the ability to teach the necessary comprehension skills needed with the nonfiction passages! High interest stories with a wide variety!


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Feb 9, 2016

5

We are madly in love with READ NATURALLY!!! I am currently teaching RtI grades kg-5, and use it with grades 1-5. My team teacher and I both agree that when we move back to a traditional classroom, READ LIVE will be a major component of our reading program! EVERY classroom should have this program. The results we have seen are AMAZING!! Student engagement and motivation are simply exciting to watch. Do what you have to do...just get this program!


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Jan 20, 2016

5

I have been using Read Naturally paper and computer based version for over 10 years and it is the most valuable tool I have in my tool box. I am able to service more students with the computer version and they can be fully independent. The Word-tastic piece is a great addition. I am able to track goals, have the students work independently, and see huge gains...but the most valuable is to see the self-confidence that the students have when they read 10 words in a cold read and then read 62 by their hot read. They love it and I praise them. It is the easiest praise to give....Such Rewards! Thank you.

 


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Jan 19, 2016

4

I really like Read Live for my special education students. I don't feel it is something they can do completely independently, as the cold and hot readings should be monitored, in my opinion. I also have found that my students like to complete their own graphs---it seems to give them satisfaction to color in their cold and hot reading levels. We enjoy doing this program together and I see improvement in my student's reading fluency and comprehension. Great Program that I would recommend! :)


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Jan 15, 2016

5

This program has been great for me to use as Title I tutoring. We get wonderful results with the students, but also it's a way for us to work with as many as 14 students at one time. We have two to three teachers floating around the computer lab and all the students are Fully engaged. It's fabulous. I love the reports it generates as well. The reports help explain their improvement to the parents. I highly recommend it. P.S. Boys who are struggling readers love the nonfiction content.


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Jan 14, 2016

5

As a special ed teacher, I have used Read Naturally for over 15 years. It has made a big difference in my students fluency and overall reading skills. I like Read Naturally Live because of the added vocabulary component in the form of a game. I have found that being on the computer has added to the motivation of my students and enabled me to manage more students and larger groups during the school day. It is exciting to see each student engaged at their own level and their own pace while they make progress they can see. They love watching the graph go higher and higher as their reading skills improve. In my opinion, this is one of the most successful reading programs available for students of all ages,and abilities.


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Jan 14, 2016

4

My students come in each day and ask me if we are doing Read Naturally today. They all love it. One student said it was his favorite part of the day. All the while, they are all making huge improvements with their fluency!


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Jan 14, 2016

5

I have used Read Naturally since the CD days and I have found the program to be outstanding. The Read Live version helps me provide individualized reading intervention to students in a way that I have not found in other products. As a resource room teacher, intervention coordinator and reading intervention teacher I have not found a better product for the price. I have used super expensive, super fancy programs, but they simply don't have your student read as much. The students read like crazy and obtain so much vocabulary from repeated reading and the quizzes. I highly recommend the product for 10 student or less reading intervention 2 stories passed a week and outstanding for a resource room.


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Jan 14, 2016

5

My students love Read Live. They rush into the computer lab and stay focused on the expository reading lessons. This program puts them in the "driver's seat" because they get to choose the stories and work at their pace. Several students told me their reading has improved. Read Live is great for the third grade students who need reading intervention.


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Jan 14, 2016

5

The intermediate students are loving the program. Boys who were previously reluctant to practice reading are anxiously asking if it is their reading time - and very disappointed when it isn't. I can't believe the growth, and improved confidence, I see in the students.


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Jan 14, 2016

5

This program is WONDERFUL!! Highly engaging and student outcomes are awesome!! I wouldn't teach without it!!


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Jan 13, 2016

5

This program is AMAZING! What it has done for my struggling readers is beyond belief. I love the fact that students have even noticed how helpful the program is and have even asked to be on it! I sing this program's praises to anyone who will listen!!!!!


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