Reading Recovery is a literacy intervention program designed for first grade students. A Reading Recovery teacher meets with her students, one on one, for a half hour every day. The program is designed to support and build on the individual strengths of each child. The goal is to bring the student up to an average first grade reading level by the end of his or her program.
Round 2 students are progressing nicely!
Please have your child read the books in his/her bag to you every day... even on the weekends. The purpose of this reading and rereading of familiar books is to work on fluency. The reading should be a nice quick pace and have a smooth, phrased sound. If you feel that your child has a book in his/her bag that needs more work, please have him/her read that book 2 or 3 times. You can do this instead of reading an easier book from the bag.
In your child's Reading Recovery book bag you will find his/her reading log. Please remember to check off the column that reflects the number of books your child read (the goal being 4), indicate if he/she assembled the sentence, and initial. Please be sure that you are doing all of the recording in the reading log and not your child. Keep in mind that all books that come home in the bag, no matter how many times they are read, can and should also be recorded in your child's classroom reading log.
Please continue to read aloud to your child each day, so that he or she can hear and appreciate what good readers sound like. In their earliest lessons, fluency must be established. Fluency is critical for comprehension. The more children hear fluent reading, the easier it will be for them to phrase their words and understand what they are reading.
Fundations, Grades 2 and 3
Fundations is a systematic, multisensory program, that provides support in areas of phomenic awareness, phonics/word study, fluency and spelling. It is a research based program to benefit students needing supplemental support and additional strategies in language instruction. This intervention program will provide support to identified students in our second and third grades. Fundations students meet with their teacher on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, during morning meeting time for the full school year.