One Minute Reader

One Minute Reader develops users’ fluency and reading-comprehension skills. When launching One Minute Reader, users must first select a text, and they may choose a level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 text. Within each level are five texts, and users can select any text to read. Please note: Only one text is available in the lite version of this app. After a text is selected, users are given one minute to do a “cold reading” of the text. Once users complete their cold reading, the app reports the amount of words they read. Next, One Minute Reader…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.8
B. Design - 8.7
C. Engagement - 7.4

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One Minute Reader: A Best App for Reading Comprehension

Summary : Need a quick reading assessment?

One Minute Reader develops users’ fluency and reading-comprehension skills. When launching One Minute Reader, users must first select a text, and they may choose a level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 text. Within each level are five texts, and users can select any text to read.

Please note: Only one text is available in the lite version of this app.

After a text is selected, users are given one minute to do a “cold reading” of the text. Once users complete their cold reading, the app reports the amount of words they read. Next, One Minute Reader models a fluent reading of the text, and users can tap key words for their definitions. After hearing the text read to them, users are given the opportunity to do a “hot reading” of the text to monitor if they improved the amount of words they can read per minute, and users are given multiple opportunities. Users can then review the passage once more before answering comprehension questions about it. As users correctly answer the questions, they are rewarded with letters to reveal a “Joke Jumble” of sorts. After they complete all the activities for a reading passage, One Minute Reader provides users with a summary of their performance.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Over the course of a week, teachers can have students complete one reading passage per day. By the end of the week, students will have completed all five passages in a level.
  2. After teaching students a reading-comprehension strategy, students can apply the strategy to a passage from this app.
  3. If students come across a word they do not know while reading a passage, they can tap it during the second reading of the passage to see its definition. Students can then log the word into a “Word Journal” in which they keep a running list of new words and their definitions.
  4. After becoming comfortable with the format this app uses, teachers can have students practice using that format to do “cold” and “hot” reading of other texts not included in this app. Students can be put in pairs to time each other as they read the text.
  5. After becoming comfortable with the format this app uses, teachers can have students create comprehension questions for other texts that are not included in this app.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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