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Learn about the parts of the lesson and the Observation Survey, the assessment tool developed by Reading Recovery's founder Dr. Marie Clay. Find out how Reading Recovery aligns with the five essential components of reading instruction and get answers to other questions.
A highly qualified teacher improves outcomes, especially for struggling students. One of Reading Recovery's hallmarks is its initial yearlong training and ongoing professional development. Learn the training requirements for teachers, teacher leaders, and trainers. Locate training centers in the U.S. and Canada, and find out about the leadership group that guides Reading Recovery in North America.
The typical Reading Recovery teacher works part-day in Reading Recovery and the other part-day in classrooms or small-group instruction -- bringing strong literacy teaching that benefits the whole school. Find out how to get started, including a look at costs and funding sources. Read how schools have successfully implemented Reading Recovery as part of a comprehensive literacy plan.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) publishes intervention reports that assess research on beginning reading curricula and instructional strategies for kindergarten through Grade 3 students. By fall 2011, WWC had reviewed research studies for 171 programs in the beginning reading category, and only 26 met their rigorous standards. Of the 26 programs rated, Reading Recovery achieved top results, with positive ratings or potentially positive ratings across all four areas studied: alphabetics (phonemic awareness and phonics), fluency, comprehension, and general reading achievement. Read summaries of Reading Recovery research studies, research reviews, and critical analysis, and learn how data collected on every Reading Recovery student are collected annually.
We open doors to a literate future for children who initially struggle in learning to read and write.