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Changing the Duration of the Hot Timing

By default, the hot timing is set for one minute. It may be beneficial to change to a:

  • Two-minute timing if you have a student who is working on the longer stories (level 5.6 and above) or if you want to encourage an older student to read for longer, more sustained periods.
  • Whole-story timing if you have a student who is working on the lower-level materials, which have shorter stories, or if you want the student to read the entire story to increase comprehension. Use whole-story timings with great caution, though, since some students lose their motivation when asked to read the entire story for the hot timing.

Changing the duration of Hot Timings also changes the duration of Practice timings.

To change the length of the hot timing:

  1. Open the Story Options page, either at the student's workstation or in the Staff Member Module.
  2. Under Practice, select a 1 minute, 2 minute, or Whole story duration.
  3. Click Save or Save & Close.

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