Since its introduction in the U.S. in 1984, Reading Recovery has reached more than 2 million struggling first graders with one-to-one lessons
Reading Recovery teachers work with lowest-achieving first graders — those who are not catching on to the complex concepts that make reading and writing possible. This early intervention is essential because without help, these students continue to fall behind and the achievement gap widens in later grades.
Reading Recovery teachers learn how to systematically observe children’s behavior, build on the child’s strengths, and select teaching moves that make it easy for children to learn. One-to-one instruction is essential to allow students to accelerate their learning and meet grade-level standard.