Reading Minute Resources

The Reading Minute (aka Article of the Day)

The resources below support Kelly Gallagher’s strategy of doing “minute readings” on a daily basis. You can read about Gallagher’s approach here.

Like Gallagher, I start the process and then ask kids to bring in their own readings to share with the class. Additionally, I will read from things the students will later read independently. This helps scaffold the students into the content.

I also use video as part of this effort. It’s a nice match for Common Core Reading Information Standard 7. Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

You can find secondary examples here.

Subject Link
Are Streaming Services Killing Music
Fidget Spinners: What’s the Deal from BBC Video
Canola: What the Heck is it? Video
Why Does Asparagus make your Pee Smell Video
Why you Can’t Defrost a Salad yet
Tick Tock: A Carpenter Solves an Ocean Riddle
A Solitary Life (Video)
How Old are you in Seconds?
The Crazy Secrets of the Cashew Video
Letter from a Nut: Nordstrom’s
Letter from a Nut: Sponge
Letter from a Nut: Own Waiter
Making Rubber Toys (1957) Video
The Grammar Lesson (Poem)
The Scorpion and the Frog
The Fox and the Crow
What’s the Point of a School Uniform?
Should Boys and Girls be Taught Separately
Four Inspiring Stories from World Famous Companies
Why are Doughnut Boxes Pink?
The Kitten that Climbed the Matterhorn
Welcome to Jurassic Park?
How Toy Testers Work