Reading Recovery

Sophie - learns to readReading Recovery is a proven early intervention for children who struggle with reading and writing.  With an intensive one-on-one intervention from a trained teacher, in a few short weeks, children can be reading and writing at grade level.

Reading Recovery instruction focuses on the lowest achieving children in Grade One and provides individually designed lessons delivered by a specially trained teacher. Children who have not responded well to classroom instruction in Kindergarten and grade one, and who have not developed effective patterns of literacy learning, can make accelerated progress and achieve the average level of the classmates within approximately 15 weeks of individual instruction.

Reading Recovery is a thoroughly researched and proven approach to ensuring early learners can read and write.

  • Reading Recovery students outperform control group students on multiple literacy tests measuring reading and writing abilities.
  • Achievement gaps are greatly reduced or closed across varying ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and for English language learners.
  • One-to-one tutoring with a Reading Recovery trained teacher has been shown to consistently provide superior results to small-group programs.
  • Costly long-term remedial classes and effort are eliminated for many children.

At the end of a full series of Reading Recovery lessons, 70% of students read at or above grade level.

Read more about Reading Recovery Results and Research.