• What is Reading Recovery?
    Reading Recovery is a highly effective intervention using a one to one model for first graders who are below grade level. Each day your child will receive a 30 minute lesson that is tailored specifically to his or her reading and writing needs. 
    In Reading Recovery, each individual student receives a 30 minute lesson each school day for 12-20 weeks with a trained Reading Recovery teacher. Instruction is provided until the child is reading at or above the average of his or her classmates and is able to independently demonstrate grade level reading and writing strategies.
    When the appropriate amount of progress has been made for them to be able to continue to make gains with good classroom instruction, the student will be discontinued by receives Reading Recovery and classroom teachers. If a student is unable to make adequate progress during the 12-20 week lesson series, they are recommended for further action and services are provided as needed. 
     
    Components of a successful Reading Recovery Program:
    The student is in school on time every day!
    Parents listen to the students read the books they bring home everyday! 
    Close collaboration between parents, classroom teacher, and the Reading Recovery teacher!
     
    Each 30 Minute lesson is made up of 6 parts: 
    1. Reading of familiar books:
    * We reread 3-4 books that the child have previously read. This helps the child to understand stories and encourages fluent and effortless reading.
    * It encourages confidence and independence in reading 
    2. Reading a story that was read for the first time yesterday:
    * This allows the teacher to observe the child's strengths and weaknesses in reading that day.
    * It helps the teacher to monitor the child's progress and plan for instruction.
    3. Working with letters and words using magnetic letters:
    * This helps to learn fast recognition of letters.
    * It helps to learn how new words work using words they already know.
    4. Writing a sentence or short story:
    *This encourages the child to use sound and letter relationships to write unknown words and to write known words quickly.
    * It help the child to use capitalization, punctuation, and sequencing correctly.
    5. Assembling a cut up sentence:
    * The story that the child just wrote is copied by the teacher onto a sentence strip. The teacher then cuts it apart and the child is responsible for putting it back together, like a puzzle.
    * This encourages students to recognize the words they wrote, spacing, and sequencing.  
    6. Reading a new book:
    *This child uses strategies to help them in their reading.
    * The child independently solves their problems in new text.  
     
    Each day your child will bring home a bag of books that they have chosen to read that night to you along with a notebook to glue in their cut-up sentence and to answer a written comprehension about a book they read that night. 
    You can support your child by listening to them read, and prompt them to use clues and what they know to try and problem solve, instead of telling them the word.  
     
    You can learn more about the Reading Recovery program the visiting the following link: 
    http://readingrecovery.org/ 
     
Last Modified on December 20, 2017