What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one instruction for first graders who have difficulty reading and writing. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used in unison with classroom teaching.
Individual students receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual instruction.