Tuesday, April 2, 2013

One Minute Reader

Does your school use Read Naturally Live?  My district uses the program for students who need a little extra support in reading. The goal of the program is to develop and support the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.   

The program combines teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Students listen, read, retell, answer comprehension questions, and receive immediate feedback on their progress. They can even earn gold ribbons for achieving goals determined by their teacher.  

The company recently released an 'at home' version, One Minute Reader, which is available for the iPad. There are 6 levels ranging from early reader to grade five. The free version offers one free story at each level. You can download the rest of the stories at each level for a small fee.  

Elements of One Minute Reader:

  • Timed Cold Read
  • Read Along with a Fluent Model
  • Practice Reading Independently
  • Take a Quiz
  • Timed Hot Read
Check it out in the App Store. If you have young readers at home, you may just love this app.  :)

What programs are used by your school district to support students in reading?  I love to hear from you!  :)


  1. You know Wendy, in my old school we taught our kids reading strategies which they apply in the books that they were reading. They had to read every day at least 20 minutes and their parents had to sign their reading logs. It was a great activity and we had quite a success.

    Sweet Blessings & Learning Treats

  2. What grade levels is this app appropriate for?


    1. Hi Deniece!
      There are several levels ranging from an early reader to fifth grade.