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Universities offer i3 funds for Reading Recovery professional development
Funds are available through 19 university training centers to qualified teachers who apply to a certified Reading Recovery teacher training program through their sponsoring building or district.
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What's New at the Council

NEW webcasts for Reading Recovery and K-6 EducatorsSue Duncan

Sue Duncan: Structure as an Important Source of Information
Sue Duncan explores the use of structure and why is is difficult for some learners.  Learn how to identify which structures are new to the child, choose books for a chlid who finds structure tricky, and how you can be more supportive of children learning to use structure in reading and writing.

Nell Duke

Nell Duke: Project-Based Units and Common Core
Nell Duke shares ideas and examples of project-based reading and writing units in this new webcast for K-6 educators. Learn how research, content learning, motivation, and the CCSS can come together through project-based pedagogy.

NEW comprehensive literacy system planning guide

Comprehensive Literacy Guide graphicEasy-to-follow guide connects self-assessment tools with the strengths of Reading Recovery-trained educators to build professional learning communities that support high-quality literacy instruction. The goal is to create, initiate, and sustain a comprehensive literacy system that supports the promise of literacy for every child.

ReadingRecoveryWorks website graphicVisit ReadingRecoveryWorks.org —
The website for decision makers

This dedicated website features brochures, fact sheets, case studies, administrator and lesson videos, and other important information decision makers need to learn more about how Reading Recovery works.

Literacy Lessons extends expert teaching to special populations

Literacy LessonsTM is an intervention designed to reach young children (generally Grades 1-4) in special education or ESL settings who are struggling with beginning reading and writing but are not eligible for Reading Recovery. Specialist teachers are trained to use Reading Recovery instructional procedures to design individual lessons for their students with the goal of accelerating their literacy learning. 

Observation Survey professional development module

Observation Survey Professional Development ModuleVideos illustrate the six tasks and administration of the Observation Survey, a proven tool for designing effective literacy instruction for young children. DVD includes task examples, administrations with two students, score sheets, and support materials for the leader and participants.

Learn with free effective practices resourcesalt

Both literacy specialists and classroom teachers will find timely information and practical examples of effective practices in literacy instruction.


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