What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is an early intervention program for first grade students. It is a supplemental reading program that does not take the place of reading instruction in the classroom. Specially trained Reading Recovery teachers meet with students individually for thirty minutes daily.
Students in the Reading Recovery program are taught to use strategies that will help them become better readers and writers. These strategies include using the meaning of the story and structure of language (or grammar), as well as the phonological aspects of language.
Reading Recovery students are in the program for an average of 16-20 weeks. When they make the necessary progress as determined by the classroom teacher, the Reading Recovery teacher and the Reading Recovery teacher leader, they are discontinued from the program. Reading Recovery students are expected to continue to make progress in the classroom as an average first grader.
Essential components of a successful program:
Student is in school everyday!
Parent listens to student read at home!