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.
Lessons Are Under Way!
Regular Reading Recovery lessons are under way. The first ten days working with a Reading Recovery child, we spend lots of time reading and writing and solidifying what the child already knows coming in to Reading Recovery. Beginning with the child's 11th lesson, the lesson structure changes to our prescribed format. One of the changes that takes place on that day is the child begins bringing home his/her Reading Recovery book bag.
The Reading Recovery student reads the books in his/her bag 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. The child should read about 4 familiar books each evening. Home practice is crucial to the child's success in reading.
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.
Welcome to 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.