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

As a Middle/High school Special Education teacher it is challenging to find materials that are high interest/controlled vocabulary. Read Live does a great job with this and also prepares my students for the content vocabulary they will need in science and social studies classes. I appreciate the comprehension questions and the opportunity to insist that the students respond in complete sentences, use the vocabulary and develop a paragraph summary. It hits all the language arts marks for my kids when I use it thoroughly. I also love that I have detailed documentation of progress in a wide variety of language arts skills areas immediately! Thank you for continuing to develop this program online!!!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Read Live has helped my beginning and struggling readers access the Word Work activities successfully by having audio options on the page. This helps the older students navigate the site independently and they feel good about themselves when they complete an activity. My students are loving the stories as well and like the challenge of a timed read! Such a great program, I'm so glad our district purchased the licenses for us!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I am an Education Specialist working to provide interventions for my students who struggle in academics. Read Naturally has been a great reading intervention for my struggling readers. After using Read Naturally my students have demonstrated significant improvement in reading fluency and comprehension. The nonfiction stories keep their interest as well. Overall, this has been a great program!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

I have recently added Read Live to my small group instruction for some of my struggling readers. I have seen their fluency scores increase even though we have only been using the program for a short time. The students love to challenge themselves and beat their cold timing scores. I love how this program not only boost scores, but also build confidence in my students!


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Feb 13, 2024

5

Read Live has been a wonderful tool for our literacy program. We've seen students improve in their fluency and accuracy over the years using this program- it is so great to see. I love the agency it grants students, and the mix of fluency, accuracy, and reading comprehension is great. It also is great typing practice for the students.


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Feb 9, 2024

5

Read Naturally is a tried and true system for teaching literacy: reading & comprehension. It is powerful and successful because it targets learning in ways that ensures improvement for students—And students LOVE IT !


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Jan 19, 2024

4

Read Live is a strong program for reading fluency and comprehension. Our elementary school has used it for over 5 years.

Desired Recommendations:
Two areas we would like to see added is being able to read the predictions that students are making, and the line tracker would also have a choice to track words.


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Jan 19, 2024

4

My favorite 2 aspects of Read Live are the fluency work which is something kids do not often get enough practice with at the middle/high school levels, and the repetition of the reading process - from pre-reading to post-reading which is a habit that we need our students to learn.


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Jan 19, 2024

5

I have used Read Naturally - One Minute Reader for approximately 10 years and have seen great results! I work with struggling readers and I have found that this program does in fact build fluency, comprehension and confidence! This year I decided to try Read Naturally Live and have found it to be an even better program for my students. I've been teaching reading intervention for 11 years and used many different tools, but Read Naturally has been the one tool I've stuck with over the years because it continues to prove to be effective with my struggling readers. Customer service is also great!


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Jan 18, 2024

5

Read Live is a great tool that helps our teachers meet the needs of our students with language based learning differences. Using Read Live has been a very effective way to monitor student progress and helps to ensure our students meet their fluency and comprehension goals.


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Nov 28, 2023

5

My students have made tremendous progress over the years using Read Naturally Live! My students who struggle with fluency have gained confidence and improved at rates that don't even compare to other programs that I have used. I find the comprehension and vocabulary components to be very beneficial as well. The students love the high-interest content and they are motivated to reach their goals. I can't say enough about the positive impact Read Naturally Live has had on my challenged readers.


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Nov 23, 2023

5

Our school is the first and currently the only school in Bermuda for children with language-based learning differences. We have been using RNL since 2017 and have found it to be effective in strengthening our students' reading fluency and comprehension. The program is easy to implement, and our students enjoy being able to choose their stories and work to complete each level. Our teachers like the ease of placing students and the flexibility to move students to different levels when needed. RNL helps us target our student's individual needs and personalize their learning. We also appreciate having customer support with knowledgeable members of the team when needed.


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Nov 21, 2023

5

We love Read Live in our district! It is an appealing, easy and engaging program for students to work on their fluency and reading comprehension. Students love seeing their success within one story! This success carries over to progress monitoring scores as well. Having Read Live is a great addition to the direct instruction within our Title One program. It also helps that the non-fiction stories are quite interesting for the students.


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Nov 21, 2023

5

I have been using RNL with my Title One Reading groups and they love it! They are proud of themselves when they reach their reading goals and their confidence is growing. There is a nice variety of stories and students always find a topic that interests them. I like that we can select reading skills to target individual students needs. I love that RNL is aligned with Science of Reading and students are able to identify and apply what we learn during large group lesson to their RNL stories!


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Nov 21, 2023

5

Absolutely LOVE read LIVE. It's a fabulous way for students to engage in authentic nonfiction texts with great comprehension. Our students have excelled at practicing main idea, vocabulary, sequencing, summarizing and other skills for each and every story. Being able to give specific feedback is invaluable. There has been a strong positive correlation between students that participate in read naturally and pass our state assessment. My only wish is to have some fiction passages that aren't idioms. I don't think I'd use any other program for interventions if fiction passages (not idioms) were created. Highly recommend.


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Nov 7, 2023

5

Read Live is an amazing program. I have seen my student's ORF rates soar with this program. The students that comprise my class are on multiple reading levels and it makes instruction difficult. Reading Live takes the stress off of meeting the needs of multiple struggling readers and maximizes reading time. Students can successfully work on their reading level while I support them. The stories available to the students are engaging and relevant. The data collected from the reports section is valid and is exactly what my district wants in data meetings. I just attended a Reading League training and this program is aligned with the Science of Reading. I am so thankful for this program and feel confident as a teacher that I am providing science-based practices to my reading instruction.


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Aug 10, 2023

4

The stories are engaging for kids.
Easy flow for teachers.


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Jan 13, 2023

5
I've taught for a long time, and this is a stellar program that will give you the biggest bang for your buck!
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Dec 14, 2022

5

My daughter was in 4th grade and a very reluctant reader. A teacher in our school at the time found Read Naturally and implemented it as the reading program in her 5th grade class. This is when it was on CDs! My daughter went from a 2nd to a 5th grade reading level in about 3 months. It changed her school experience for the better. She is 30 now and she is a voracious reader and writer. I credit Read Naturally for the dramatic improvement and the confidence it gave her when she exceeded her fluency goal. I personally like the non-fiction stories. They are interesting and she still recalls some of them. Thank you!


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May 25, 2022

5

I honestly can't think of anything to improve on - here are the things we loved...
the stories were great (students enjoyed them)
ease of use for teachers - fabulous
support from Read Naturally was excellent! :) (my favorite)
the continuous updates through e-mail from Read Naturally as well as online PD was a plus!


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