What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery was created by New Zealand's master educator and literacy expert, Marie Clay, in the 1970s. It has proven to be a successful reading intervention program in the United States since 1984. Reading Recovery teachers receive specialized training for a full year from accredited institution Lesley University. We continue regular professional development after that. Just like our students, we are lifelong learners! Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention program for first graders who are having difficulty with reading and writing. Children receive daily one on one lessons for 30 minutes. The program runs for 12-20 weeks with the goal of bringing children up to grade level. During a lesson, children read multiple books, write about their reading, and engage in word work. Every lesson follows a predictable, comfortable format that is individualized for each student. Children receive Reading Recovery lessons in addition to their daily reading lessons in the classroom.