Here are a few basic facts about Reading Recovery.
Goal: The goal of the program is to promote accelerated learning at a swift pace and to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write.
What: Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-on-one tutoring for low-achieving first-graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.
Who: Reading Recovery serves the lowest achieving first graders -the students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible.
How: Individual students receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12-20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and a new student begins individual instruction.