Reading Recovery is an early intervention program for first grade students. Reading Recovery is a supplemental reading program. The Reading Recovery teacher meets with first grade students individually for thirty minutes daily.
Students in the Reading Recovery intervention are taught to use strategies such as looking at the picture to get the meaning, thinking about what sounds right, and thinking about what looks right.
Reading Recovery students are in the program for an average of 12-20 weeks. When they make the necessary progress as determined by the classroom teacher, the Reading Recovery teacher and the Reading Recovery teacher leader, they are discontinued from the program. The Reading Recovery students are expected to continue to make progress With he average reading group in the classroom.
Parents are essential to the success of the Reading Recovery program. Each evening the students bring home at least one book to read. They will ask their parents to listen to them read and to assist them by asking them to use cues to problem solve rather than giving them the answers. Additionally, students bring home a cut-up sentence each evening and parents are asked to assist their children, if necessary, in putting the sentence back together and letting them read it.
The Reading Recovery program has proven to be a successful intervention program.