What is Reading Recovery? Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention program offered to first grade students. It 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 thirty 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.
If selected for Reading Recovery instruction, your child will receive one-to-one instruction for 30 minutes each day to learn strategies needed to read as well as the average readers in the first grade. Reading Recovery students remain in the intervention for approximately 12-20 weeks. Teachers who have been specially trained in Reading Recovery procedures and techniques select and use a wide range of leveled books and help students use their own writing to assist them in reading. We have three Reading Recovery teachers at Justiss; Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Dockery, and myself.
If you have any questions or would like to observe a Reading Recovery lesson, please contact me at 903-737-7458. Your support is vital to your child's success!