After Your Child’s Lessons
Reading Recovery lessons respond to each individual child’s strengths and needs
For this reason, the number of lessons is also individual. About 80% of students complete lessons between 12 and 20 weeks of 30-minute daily lessons.
After regular Reading Recovery lessons are completed, the teacher will keep an eye on your child’s progress and check in regularly with his or her classroom teacher. In general, children who have successfully completed lessons will continue to progress along with their classmates. Their Reading Recovery lessons have not only helped them make progress but have also given them strategies to help them continue to learn.
In a few cases, children make progress in Reading Recovery but not enough for the school to be sure they can keep up in the classroom without more special help. If this is your child, the Reading Recovery teacher will talk with you. The school might make arrangements for more support or for additional evaluation. If you are concerned at the end of your child’s Reading Recovery lessons, talk with the Reading Recovery teacher and others at the school.
Do continue to read and write with your child, play word games, visit the library, and write notes. The resources and ideas we’ve included here are just a few of the many fun and engaging activities you can do with your child.
Content adapted with permission from Institute of Education, University of London
A reading and language arts online resource sponsored by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and Verizon