Reading Recovery is a research-based, short-term intervention of one-to-one teaching for the lowest-achieving first graders. Reading Recovery students receive 30-minute lessons each school day for 12 to 20 weeks from a specially trained teacher.
As soon as students can read and write at grade level and demonstrate that they can continue to achieve, their lessons are discontinued and new students receive individual instruction.
History of Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery was developed in New Zealand by Dame Marie Clay, an educator and psychologist. It has been successfully implemented in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Bermuda and Canada. The program is constantly being refined and evaluated based on over 20 years of ongoing research.
Reading Recovery at Our Board
The HSCDSB is implementing Reading Recovery in the 2011-12 school year. We are proud to be able to offer this valuable early literacy intervention to all students who need it. If you would like more information about Reading Recovery, please contact your school principal or Maria Esposito the Superintendent of Education responsible for the program’s implementation:
Maria.Esposito@hscdsb.on.ca | Phone: 705.945.5602
Special thank you to Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board for sharing this information.