For struggling students, the best investment is knowledgeable teachers. Reading Recovery students achieve unparalleled results because they are part of a professional learning network that includes Reading Recovery trainers, teacher leaders, and teachers. Published Standards and Guidelines assure the highest quality of teacher training and teacher expertise for schools.
Teachers trained in Reading Recovery know what to do, why it works, and how to adjust their teaching based on a child’s capabilities and needs. Why? Because training in Reading Recovery integrates both theory and practice.
INITIAL TRAINING FOR READING RECOVERY TEACHERS INCLUDES:
- A full academic year of professional learning sessions held every other week that includes the observation of lessons.
- Teaching at least four Grade 1 children daily in individual 30-minute lessons.
- Keeping complete observational records on each child as a basis for designing individual lessons.
Ongoing professional development is a standard for Reading Recovery in Canada. View the Reading Recovery training Standards & Guidelines document.
OTHER ROLES OF READING RECOVERY-TRAINED TEACHERS:
- Grade one or Kindergarten Teacher
- Shared Classroom Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher
- Literacy Coach