What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is an intensive, one-on-one, short-term intervention for first grade students. It is designed for students who are not learning to read and write as quickly as their peers. Children in Reading Recovery receive a daily 30-minute lesson from a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher (Mrs. Carolyn Huenink) for 12-20 weeks. Reading Recovery is provided to students, in addition to regular classroom instruction, during the school day. Instruction is customized; it is based on your child’s prior knowledge, strengths, interests, and areas needing improvement.
What does Reading Recovery look like?
Child reads familiar books
- to build fluency
- to build confidence -to promote independence
Child reads a story that was read once during the previous lesson
- to allow the teacher to observe strengths and confusions
- to help the teacher observe progress and plan instruction
Child engages in letter and word work
- to build automatic recognition of letters and words
- to understand how words work -to link reading and writing
Child writes a sentence or short story
- to link spoken sounds to letters within words
- to understand how reading compliments writing and vice versa
- to develop good writing habits
Child reads a new book
- to apply new learnings from the day’s lesson in a new text
- to build independent problem-solving skills
- to understand that reading is thinking