Reading Recovery is a school-based early literacy intervention. It provides skilled one-to-one teaching to help children who have made slow progress with literacy learning in their first year of school. It allows the children to take positive steps, supported by their kaiako and whānau, towards becoming confident in their reading and writing.
Rather than a method of class or group instruction, Reading Recovery is an intervention that fits the individual needs of each child.
Reading Recovery sits alongside any classroom-based programme or approach to teaching reading and writing. It provides intensive supplementary teaching for children who are not progressing well with classroom learning. Schools can opt to implement one-to-one, individually designed lessons delivered by Reading Recovery teachers.
Experienced junior class teachers undertake an initial year of training, followed by ongoing support. They will usually teach individual children for half a day, spending the other half of the day as a class teacher or in another teaching role.
Usually, Reading Recovery teachers will return to full time teaching after 3-5 years and use what they have learned to extend their capability in the classroom and lift literacy achievement in their school.
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