What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is offered to qualifiying first grade students in the Burlington school district. Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention that provides extra help for students who are having some difficulty learning to read. Although it was first developed in New Zealand, Reading Recovery has been successfully adapted and tested for more than twenty years in the United States. During this time, it has won the support of parents, teachers, administrators, school board members, and legislators. Research studies document its effectiveness with over one million students in urban, rural, and suburban settings.
The Reading Recovery student will receive one-to-one instruction for 30 minutes each day with the goal being that he or she is able to read at the average first grade level. Reading Recovery students remain in the intervention for approximately 12-20 weeks. Teachers who have been specially trained in Reading Recovery procedures will use a wide range of leveled books and will also help students use their own writing to assist in reading.
“If children are apparently unable to learn, we should assume that we have not as yet found the right way to teach them.”
– Marie Clay