Reading Recovery is a proven early intervention for children in Grade 1 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.
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.
To learn more about the impact Reading Recovery can have, view this video from School District 27 in British Columbia.
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. Each year we publish the data collected on the achievements of students in Reading Recovery in Canada. 2016-17 Canadian Reading Recovery Data Report. Also available is a longer detailed Implementation Summary Report.