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What works for struggling readers?
What Works Clearinghouse confirms Reading Recovery's effectiveness in new single-study research review
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What's New at the Council

2017 National Conference logo2017 National Conference - Registration opens in September 
The 2017 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference offers 100 sessions. Speakers include Jan Richardson, Peter Johnston, Ame Dyckman, Lucy Calkins, Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Sharroky Hollie, Janice Almasi, Mary Fried, C.C. Bates, Betsy Kaye, Adria Klein, Allison Briceno, Nancy Anderson, Jan Miller Burkins, Kim Yaris, and Anthony Muhammad.


Federal funding for comprehensive literacy
As a member of the national Advocates for Literacy coalition, RRCNA supports increasing the federal commitment to improve literacy instruction through evidenced-based practices. Advocates for Literacy is lobbying House and Senate members for a $190 million appropriation in FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations for the LEARN program.


CPRE i3 final report coverFinal report finds i3 Reading Recovery scale-up highly successful
Findings from “one of the most ambitious and well-documented expansions of an instructional program in U.S. history” show the $55 million Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up of Reading Recovery was “highly successful.” The independent evaluation by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education is “one of the most comprehensive evaluations ever implemented in the field of education."


Journal for Students Placed At RiskJournal for at-risk students spotlights Reading Recovery
Free access is available for a limited time to this special themed issue that examines student motivation and achievement, effectiveness, scaling up, and sustaining Reading Recovery.


Literacy Lessons for special populaitonsLiteracy 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.


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Reading Recovery makes a difference

Since 1984, Reading Recovery has changed the futures of children, teachers, and the broader educational community in the U.S. Explore more than three decades of Reading Recovery with a website dedicated to the success stories of students, schools and educators. Submit your success story


Online toolkits support comprehensive literacy plan
Professional Learning Toolkits help educators learn together while creating a shared vision and goals for literacy learning. Designed for use with the comprehensive literacy guide, the online toolkits include videos, reference guides, journal articles, web links, audio files, and other resources for teaching staff and administrators.


Comprehensive literacy system planning guideComprehensive Literacy Guide graphic
Easy-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. See the Featured Video below.


ReadingRecoveryWorks website graphicReadingRecoveryWorks.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.


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.

 

Featured Video

Promising Literacy for Every Child: Reading Recovery and a Comprehensive Literacy System

Learn how this new planning guide can help you develop a plan to strengthen and support teacher expertise and increase student achievement. Read more about the guide and comprehensive literacy plans.