Reading Recovery provides early intervention designed to assist the lowest achieving children in first grade who are having difficulty learning to read and write. Children meet individually with a specially trained teacher for 30 minutes each day for an average of 12-20 weeks. The goal is for the children to develop effective reading and writing strategies. During this relatively short-term intervention, these children make faster than average progress so that they catch up with their peers and continue to work on their own within an average group setting in the regular classroom.
During the lesson, instruction is focused upon building independence in reading and writing tasks. Based on careful observations of what the child knows and is able to do, each lesson is planned to meet the specific needs of the child.
Parents are encouraged to contact their child's Reading Recovery teacher to schedule a time to observe an actual lesson. It is an informative way to see where their child is working and what can be done to help at home.