Reading Recovery Expands
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The Board has expanded the reach of its Reading Recovery program for the 2012-2013 school year. The Reading Recovery program was implemented in Sault Ste. Marie schools last year and the response has been very positive. This year the program has arrived at HSCDSB schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Espanola, Massey, Wawa, Chapleau, White River and Hornepayne.
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for grade one students who struggle with the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.
“This initiative has already made an impact. The teachers are seeing positive results and based on parent feedback we feel Reading Recovery was the right program to put in place in our schools. Last year’s roll out of the program was a huge success and we are confident it will be of great benefit for our district schools as it pertains to short term and long term student success,” said Superintendent of Education Maria Esposito.
The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write, to reduce the cost of these learners to the education system and to ensure student success from an early age.