Intervention Programs

Word Warm-ups® Live

Component of Read Live

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Focus:
  • Phonics

Additional Support:
  • Fluency
  • Spelling
  • Phonemic
    Awareness

Skill Level: Grades 1‒5
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult Learner

Build mastery and automaticity in phonics, decoding, and word analysis with systematic phonics instruction and multiple opportunities for students to decode and encode words easily within Word Warm-ups Live. Audio-supported phonics and word analysis lessons allow for individualization and enable students to work independently. Students progress through three sequential levels, from reading consonant-vowel-consonant words like bat, to multi-syllabic words like precautionary.

Read Live A Component of Read Live

Students...

  • Improve word recognition.
  • Learn to use word patterns to decode rapidly.
  • Read words with the featured patterns in connected text.
  • Decode increasingly difficult phonetically regular words.
  • Reinforce featured phonics skills by spelling phonetically regular words.

Word Warm-ups Live provides...

  • Differentiation for students who need additional phonics instruction.
  • Motivation through graphing progress.
  • Practice and systematic review to solidify learning.
  • Instruction in the most common phonics, syllable, and affix patterns.
  • An assessment to place students in the appropriate level and lesson.

Word Warm-ups Live develops accuracy and automaticity in decoding through a modified version of the powerful Read Naturally Strategy of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Students work on short audio-supported phonics exercises for as little as 10 minutes a day as reading warm-ups or up to 30 minutes a day as an intervention.

Word Warm-ups Live Intro StepsINTRODUCTION TO EACH SECTION

The student clicks on a picture and hears a lesson about the word or letter under the picture. This instructional step provides teacher modeling. There are multiple sections in each level, each section focusing on intervention of different elements:

Level 1: One-syllable words Level 2: Two-syllable words   Level 3: Multi-syllabic words
Letter sounds
Short vowels
Long vowels with silent e
Long vowel teams
Consonant digraphs
Consonant blends
Vowels and the consonant r
Soft and silent consonants
Other vowel teams
Review Level 1 skills in compound words
Review Level 1 skills in more compound words
Base words not changed by suffixes
Base words changed by suffixes
Words with two syllables
Closed and open syllables
Two-syllable words with suffixes
Two-syllable words with prefixes
 

Word parts: prefixes
Other word parts
Word parts: suffixes
More prefixes
More suffixes
Open and closed syllables
Connectives

Select an Exercise

The student chooses an exercise to work in. Each section has six to nine exercises.  Most exercises are word-list exercises, but each section has a story exercise.

Word-List Exercises​WORD-LIST EXERCISES

If a student selects any exercise other than the story exercise, the student will see the following steps:

Look, Listen, and Respond

The student clicks a picture to hear a lesson about a featured sound, syllable, or affix. The student responds to the instruction by segmenting the featured word before reading it aloud. Then, the student clicks each of the five words to segment and reads each word with the narrator. This step helps the student learn the featured sounds or phonics patterns and provides teacher modeling.

Word List

Before a timing, a student can click any word to see it divided into word parts and hear each word part, as well as the whole word. Then, the student reads the words in the exercise word list, down the columns and across the rows, clicking any word he or she doesn’t know to hear the word read. The student clicks finished and sees the number of words read per minute.

The student practices reading the word lists independently until he or she can read all of the words correctly. As the student practices many words with the featured pattern, he or she learns to decode the pattern more easily and to read the words with automaticity.

This step is the repeated reading component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student apply the featured sounds, phonics patterns, or language structure to master the words. This step also allows a student to monitor progress, the component of the Read Naturally Strategy that motivates the student to improve. The student can see the number of words read per minute (wpm) and can compare the number of words read to a rank that runs from Warming-up to Shooting Star.

Spelling

The student spells five words from the word list. The student listens to a word and sentence about the word and attempts to spell the word. Then, the student clicks Show Me to see if her spelling of the word is correct or if any changes are needed to make the spelling correct. The student gets full credit if she can spell the word correctly on the first try.

Phontastic

While the student waits for the teacher to do the pass timing on the word list and spelling words, the student reviews skills in a game format. All items in the game are clickable to support students’ varying needs and support growth in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word analysis. Requiring that the student attain a certain number of points while waiting (e.g., 10) is a good idea.

Pass Timing

The teacher listens to the student read the word list. To pass, the student must read all the words down the columns, then across the rows, at or above the student's wcpm goal rate with three or fewer errors.

Graph of Pass Score

A graph of the hot-timing score shows the student’s score in red along with the rank the student attained.

Pass/Review Work

The teacher reviews the student’s work in this exercise with the student and assigns any remedial options.

Story Exercise​STORY EXERCISE

If a student selects the story exercise, the student will see the following steps:

Read Along

The read along gives students a chance to read words with the featured phonics patterns in connected text. Ideally, students work through the story exercise after completing the word list exercises.

The student reads along quietly with a recording of a passage that contains words with the featured sounds taught in the section. The read along provides the teacher modeling component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which models correct pronunciation and helps the student learn new words and master others.

Practice

The student practices reading all or part of the story independently a set number of times chosen by the teacher. In Word Warm-ups Live, this reading isn’t timed, and there’s no fluency score. In Word Warm-ups, the purpose of the story is to have students read words with the featured phonics patterns in connected text.

Quick Quiz

The student completes a modified cloze question about the story. Each answer choice uses a featured sound from the section and provides another opportunity for the student to use the featured patterns in connected text. Responding to the text also holds the student accountable for meaning.

Phontastic

While the student waits for the teacher to do the pass timing on the Story and Quick Quiz, the student reviews phonics skills in a game format. All items in the game are clickable to support students’ varying needs and support growth in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word analysis.

Pass/Story Review

This activity provides an opportunity for the student to apply the featured phonics elements in the context of a story. You may have the student read all or part of the story; modify your expectations based on what you know about the student.

Pass/Review Quick Quiz

The teacher can review the student’s responses to the quiz and offer guidance in how to correct errors. This page has a dropdown to show either the student’s responses or the correct answers. The student has the opportunity to correct the answers if the teacher assigns this option on the Remedial page.

Word Warm-ups Live is a component of the Read Live platform—a subscription program that is licensed per student. Teachers can reassign licenses if students leave the program.

A printable phonics assessment helps a teacher decide whether students should use Read Naturally Live, a specific level of Word Warm-ups Live, or both programs for students needing decoding intervention. A student must be placed in a level of Read Naturally Live in order to work in Word Warm-ups.

A student works through the sections in the Word Warm-ups Live student program, and the teacher manages the student's progress in the Word Warm-ups Live teacher program.

STUDENT PROGRAM

Word Warm-ups Live includes access to 69 exercises in nine sections of Level 1, 68 exercises in eight sections of Level 2, and 48 exercises in seven sections of Level 3. Each section has six to nine exercises and focuses on intervention for different phonics elements or word analysis:

Level 1:One-syllable words Level 2: Two-syllable words Level 3: Multi-syllabic words
Letter sounds
Short vowels
Long vowels with silent e
Long vowel teams
Consonant digraphs
Consonant blends
Vowels and the consonant r
Soft and silent consonants
Other vowel teams
Review Level 1 skills in compound words
Review Level 1 skills in more compound words   
Base words not changed by suffixes
Base words changed by suffixes
Words with two syllables
Closed and open syllables
Two-syllable words with suffixes
Two-syllable words with prefixes

Word parts: prefixes
Other word parts
Word parts:suffixes
More prefixes
More suffixes
Open and closed syllables
Connectors

pointer Word Warm-ups Live scope and sequence

Word Warm-ups Live Student Program
Key activities include:
  • Word lists of words with featured patterns
    After receiving direct instruction in the featured phonics elements, affix, or word analysis of each exercise, the student practices reading the word lists to develop decoding skills and automaticity in reading the words.
  • Spelling activity
    The student spells five words from the word list to link the decoding and encoding of featured phonics patterns, deepening the student’s mastery of both reading and spelling skills​.
  • Story exercise and Quick Quiz
    A high-interest, nonfiction story in each section provides the opportunity to read words with the featured pattern(s) in connected text. The student demonstrates an understanding of the story during a Quick Quiz.
Extensive audio support includes:
  • Audio directions for each step of the process.
  • Audio lessons in the introduction to the section and in a Look, Listen, Respond format.
  • A paced recording of the story that models correct pronunciation and expression.
  • Pronunciation of words in the word list or story when clicked.
  • Auditory signals that indicate if a student's responses to the spelling or quiz items are correct or incorrect.
Structured instructional process includes:
  • Automated steps built around teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring.
  • A wait-time activity to improve phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding skills, as well as word analysis skills.
Computerized scoring and reports include:
  • Calculation of word list fluency scores.
  • Automated correction of modified cloze questions and spelling items.
  • Graphs and reports showing student performance.

TEACHER PROGRAM

Word Warm-ups Live Teacher Program​Set up of account for district, building, classroom, staff, and/or students include:
  • Enrolling staff and students.
  • Licensing students.
  • Support for ClassLink and Google login using G Suite for Education.
Management of student programs includes:
  • A printable placement test.
  • Easily customized options for individual students.
  • Word list or spelling reports.
  • Printable exercises, reports, and awards.
Online documentation includes:
  • Step-by-step instructions for working in the software
  • Training videos that explain how to set up the software and work with students in the program.

ONLINE RESOURCES AND TECH SUPPORT

To help you implement Read Live successfully, Read Naturally provides free web resources and tech support.
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Word Warm-ups Live is an integrated component of the Read Live platform.

Word Warm-ups Live is an integrated part of the Read Live platform. All Read Live licenses enable full access to the Word Warm-ups Live curriculum as well as access to the Read Naturally Live curriculum, One Minute Reader Live curriculum, and Read Naturally Live-Español curriculum.

Customer Reviews

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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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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