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.
Nearing the End of Lessons
All of our first round students are nearing the end of their Reading Recovery lessons. At the end of their lesson series, the children should be reading independently at about a level 14.
The boys and girls have been working hard to improve their reading and writing. These are some skills and strategies that children must have in place in order to continue making gains in the regular classroom:
· independently solves new words on the run
· rereads to self-correct or confirm
· rereads to improve phrasing and fluency
· demonstrates comprehension of the story
· composes complex sentences in writing
· uses known words and parts to write new words
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.
Reading Recovery Round 2
As our first round Reading Recovery students exit, we will be screening other first graders for our second cohort. If your child is screened and it is determined that he or she will receive Reading Recovery support, you will be notified.
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.