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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

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 six 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 (six 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

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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Dec 18, 2015

4

please make your app compatible with Voice Over.


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Dec 3, 2015

5

I talked to a parent this fall and she sang the praises of the Read Live program. This is what she had to say, "Read Live has helped my daughter the most. She has been in school since she was 3 years old and she started Read Live last year. She is now in 9th grade and it's the BEST program we have had her enrolled in."
Colleen Geisen, Reading Specialist at iForward Wisconsin ( a charter school of the Grantsburg School District).


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Dec 2, 2015

5

HI!

I watched the webinar (Foundational Reading Skills) today. 'Just want to thank you for such an excellent presentation. I am Orton-Gillingham certified, so couldn't help but notice that EVERYTHING presented was clearly research-based and considered the most effective way to work with struggling readers. ~ The more I get to know about the Read Live program, which I use with several students, the more I love it! Thank you to you and the Read Live staff for creating such an amazingly complete program! It's perfect for our Tier 2 interventions.


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Nov 19, 2015

5

Thank you so much for taking the time to give the tutors an overview of the Read Live program and how to help the kids with their lessons. We started working with the students afterwards and they really like how they are now engaging with the kids and felt rewarded as much as the kids when passing a story. The program inherently provides structured learning and they can both feel good about the measured success and reward in a way that you don't see from just reading a book.


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Nov 18, 2015

5

Thanks for answering my question. Your directions we easy to follow.
melinda


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Nov 16, 2015

5

it really works good.


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Nov 12, 2015

5

My students that are enrolled enjoy reading the stories. I like that it has vocabulary, fluency practice, and comprehension to go along with each story.


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Nov 6, 2015

5
Because I've done READ LIVE for several years, I didn't think I needed the webinar. I was wrong. Thank you for reminding me about a few things I had learned in my initial training but had gone by the wayside. We'll be making a few changes to the way we deliver this program. I think we'll be more efficient and more effective, and our students will reap those rewards. Thanks again.
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Nov 4, 2015

4

Read Naturally Live has several improvements over SE. It is handy that I can access student's settings from their account so that while I am working with them I can adjust their goal quickly. The look of Read Nat. Live has been updated and just seems a little sharper. Simple access to the multiple choice questions right while I am working with a student is efficient and access to the suggested correct answer when reviewing answers to open ended questions is quite nice. It might be better if those answers were written in complete sentences since that is how I ask my students to answer the questions.

I still struggle with the user interface. Adding students, making groups and other tasks sometimes takes more effort and clicking around to find the correct screen than I like.

Joel, at Read Naturally ground zero has been a big help. Competent people to help me makes any problems that I face much less of a negative.


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Oct 28, 2015

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No one understood what I was asking, nor were they able to help.
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Bob Lay, Tech Support Manager at Read Naturally Oct 29, 2015
Deborah, I apologize for the unsatisfactory experience with our technical support team. We want everyone to have success using Read Naturally Live, and we work hard to provide the best service possible. Please let us know if there is more we can do to assist you.

Oct 13, 2015

5

Read Live is an excellent program for increasing reading fluency. My kids ( adolescents in middle and high school) also enjoy the program and it helps increase accuracy, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. I also like the vocabulary drills and how the program emphasizes vocabulary in context. Progress is consistent and is a successful experience for many learners who have only experienced failure in the past. I schedule my kids 2x per day for my therapy services with one session on Read Live and one session for their other language therapy work. It is programming that high risk adolescents in foster care and in the juvenile justice system are receptive to using. I highly recommend the Read Live program for at risk adolescents who have a language-literacy impairment.


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Oct 12, 2015

5

I teach self-contained Jr. High students. Many of my students come to me in 7th grade only reading on a first or second grade level. They struggle with many issues that distract them. The stories in the Read Naturally program combined with the use of the I-Pads has proven to be a useful tool increasing their level each year at least 2 grade levels. The parents love the usefulness of being able to practice at home with the student. The students love to read the stories.


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Oct 12, 2015

5

Some of my moderate to severe special needs middle school students use Read Naturally Live. The students are motivated by the nonfiction reading topics and the fact that they are working on reading skills on a computer or iPad. I had one student ask if he could use the Read Live program during his free choice time! That is certainly an indicator of how well students like the program. I see gains in students' reading fluency and comprehension skills while using the program. We love Read Naturally Live!


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Oct 12, 2015

5

I think this program is a great tier 2 or 3 intervention for students who struggle with fluency and who need their comprehension monitored. It's been a good way for me to see more than one student at a time who may be at different reading levels.


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Oct 8, 2015

5

I LOVE this program! It is great for all ages and I love that students can work at their own pace. The students can instantly see their progress by looking at their cold and hot timings.


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Oct 1, 2015

4

We love your program! We are using it as an intervention for struggling readers. My students (mostly middle school) enjoy working with the program and love the variation of the different stories.


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Sep 30, 2015

5

I used Read Naturally as an intervention problem for my lowest students. I found the program to be extremely engaging for my students. The stories peaked many of my students interest and they could hardly wait each day to get to work! The students were also motivated to improve each reading! I also found the format of typing comprehension responses very similar to our state standardized test. The benefits to the Read Naturally program are endless!


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Sep 25, 2015

5

This program is wonderful it covers comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency,


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Aug 19, 2015

5

Thanks for everything, Ben! Read Live has made such a difference in the lives of my middle school students who have struggled with reading. We see very good increases in all areas of reading including decoding, reading rate, prosody and comprehension. Test taking skills are supported as well. Best of all the students are really engaged and reading is no longer a dreaded chore while using Read Live. I appreciate your support over the last four years!

Kind regards,

Sheri Schroeder


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