Reading Recovery is a research-based intervention with the prime goals of
accelerating literacy learning and reducing reading and writing failure
difficulties by targeting those students performing in the lowest 20% of Year One.
- identifies students experiencing reading and writing difficulties aftertheir first year of school
- provides an intensive, individually designed and individually delivered series of lessons for 30 minutes each day
- is supplementary to the ongoing literacy activities in the classroom
The early years are critical for students who are at risk of failure, as
this period sets the stage for later learning. Without such intervention,
students often require expensive long-term intensive support and assistance.
Reading Recoverys goal is for students to fully participate in classroom
activities with their average peers.
Therefore, Reading Recovery is not a remedial reading program. Rather, it
is based on early identification to prevent reading failure occurring.