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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

Apr 22, 2014

5
My 5th graders started Read Live in Feb. They literally run down the hall to the computer lab to get started on their Read Live Stories. One student, who often falls asleep in class, is highly engaged on Read Live and is making wonderful progress. We all are enjoying the excellent stories and learning a lot!
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Apr 22, 2014

4
Read Naturally Live is a great program. It is repetitive enough for them to use independently. My students were very excited to use it at first. However, I have had to provide a class sticker chart to show the number of stories each student has completed in order to keep them motivated over time (after they complete two stories, they get a small prize). Some suggested improvements: 1) I feel there should be a read-along component to go with the phonics-based words list. If students are doing this independently, they may think they know a word so they don't always click on them. Then they read it incorrectly 3 times before I correct them. 2) On the word list, I feel the harder words should be at the bottom. For example, in the -at column, the words are listed flat, fat, at, cat, hat. My students struggle to blend letters, so they get really stuck on flat because it's first. If they had a chance to read at, fat, cat, hat, they might have an easier time realizing that word rhymes, so it must be flat. 3) Make the long term fluency chart visible to students after completing each story. They want to see themselves improving over time, and this would help motivate them to try their hardest on the read alongs and practicing of the story.
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Karen McKenna, Director of Curriculum at Read Naturally Apr 22, 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Callie. Read Naturally Live gets students to do the same task over and over because of the intrinsic motivation that comes from improving a little bit each time, but students sometimes do need additional motivation. You'll be pleased to learn that the long-term fluency chart is already available to students after completing each story! There are three tabs at the top of the Story Details page shown in the Pass Step. Each tab has a graph: fluency, comprehension, and word lists (or retellings in Sequenced levels) so the student can see progress on all completed stories. Please see Read Naturally Live FAQs for some suggestions about supporting students during the Word List step. Your comments help us as we consider changes for future releases. We will note them and discuss each of these in our planning sessions

Apr 22, 2014

4
The only problem I find is during the testing of the word list on the ipad or tablet. In the second part of the word list test, as a child "traces" the list across, their palm is likely to touch the "finished" button. This skews the timing score as it ends the session prematurely. Perhaps the "finished" button could be moved to another area of the screen.
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Karen McKenna, Director of Curriculum at Read Naturally Apr 22, 2014
Thank you, Katherine for the input. I am pleased that the iPad version of the student program is useful for working with your students. We have recorded your suggestion about button placement and will consider the issue when we plan future releases.

Apr 21, 2014

5
We switched over to Read Live in January. Our reluctant students seem to really enjoy this version so much better. I actually look forward to it as well. The results show that it really works and the students see their success.
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Apr 18, 2014

5
As a Reading Specialist and Resource Room teacher, I am very satisfied with Read Live. But the most important factor is that my students are very enthusiastic and excited to be on Read Live. They are so motivated to improve their levels and they enjoy the graphics especially the starts and the sounds associated with a correct answer.
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Apr 17, 2014

5
We tried the trial Read Live program and were very pleased. We purchased the program and our tier 2 intervention students are much more motivated using this program than when they were using the paper version. The reports are great for sharing at our RtI meetings too.Thank you!
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Apr 17, 2014

5
Since we have started using the program our fluency scores have increased greatly and we have been able to provide intervention for a greater number of kids.
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Apr 17, 2014

5
Read Live is wonderful. I enjoy listening to the stories that the students read to me. We are all learning so many interesting things about science and social studies. I am a music teacher who was asked to work worth a small group of students needing more help in reading. In desperation, I went to Google and found Read Live. After a free trial period, I convinced my administrators to purchase 30 seats. This has been very user friendly. I called a few times with questions and everyone was always nice and helpful to me. I downloaded some instructions that were also easy to follow. We love the program here. I am trying to convince more educators to use this in their schools.
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Apr 8, 2014

5
My students are making amazing progress with Read Live. They are very excited about monitoring their progress and are completely engaged in the stories. Reports are awesome and so easy to interpret. Parents and students can really see progress. It also gives me great data for setting IEP goals. I am your greatest fan. This program makes me feel like I am truly making a difference in my students' lives.
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Apr 7, 2014

5
I am very happy with the results of Read Live so far! My students are very motivated!
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Apr 7, 2014

5
Our students are making progress with reading fluency and comprehension using Read Live. We like the flexibility Read Live gives us. Each student can start at their level and work at their own pace. They also like to make it a competition, and that is motivating for them.
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Apr 7, 2014

5
We are so glad that we have this program. It follows the research for best practices in fluency instruction and intervention. Our students have made great gains as evidenced by our progress monitoring data. I don't know what we would have done without it!
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Apr 7, 2014

5
I have tutored in a reading lab using Read Naturally for twelve years. We are now using Read Naturally Live. We have gone through the upgrades over the years and the program just gets better and better! Not only has it improved test scores but also the interest in reading and pride of the students as they see their improvement. It is a valuable tool for teachers, students, and parents.
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Mar 11, 2014

5
My school district started using the cassette version in 1998, and we switched to the Software Edition in 2005. Now we are moving to Read Naturally Live, the Cadillac of this successful reading intervention. Read Naturally has increased the reading achievement of thousands of students in our district over the last fifteen years, and we plan to use it for years to come!
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