Implementing Reading Recovery

How Can Your School Implement Reading Recovery and Ensure Early Literacy Development for Each Child?

Implementing Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery Teacher training session

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR) works with school systems across the country to implement Reading Recovery as an early intervention strategy for children in Grade 1 who are struggling to read and write.

Provincial Education Ministries or Individual School Boards determine that Reading Recovery is the Early Literacy Intervention they desire to implement and work towards fully implementing Reading Recovery according to the Standards and Guidelines.  For an example of an implementation of Reading Recovery please see the York Region District School Board.

Download the Reading Recovery Implementation – Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Reading Recovery Canada Brochure

The CIRR network of 5 Canadian Trainers provides training for personnel selected by their school board to become Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders.  This training takes one year and can be completed in a training centre (Halifax, Thornhill, Winnipeg and Vancouver).  Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders then train Reading Recovery teachers within their school districts.  This Teacher training also takes a period of one year of intensive learning.  There are over 60 Teacher Leaders actively training teachers all across Canada.  Take a look at the map below to discover what is happening at each location by clicking the marker.

An approved booklist is available for all implementations of Reading Recovery.  It is updated every 3 years.  Publishers can submit books to be reviewed and added to the booklist.  Details for this process can be found here.

Where is Reading Recovery being implemented in Canada?

Reading Recovery teachers achieve unparalleled results because they are part of a professional learning network that includes Reading Recovery trainers, teacher leaders, and teachers.  This network gathers at regular intervals to learn from each other and from experts in the field of Reading Recovery both in Canada and around the world.  Each year a report is produced that outlines the achievements of Reading Recovery in Canada.  You can find the 2016-17 report here.

Published Standards & Guidelines assure fidelity of the teacher leader and teacher training and high level teacher expertise for schools.

This video outlines the Reading Recovery implementation at Peguis Central School in Manitoba – part of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre.

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