Reading Recovery Lesson Objective
The objective of Reading Recovery lessons is to promote accelerated learning so that students catch up to their peers, close the achievement gap as quickly as possible, and can benefit from classroom instruction without supplemental help.
Individually Designed Lessons
Daily 30-minute Reading Recovery lessons are individually designed and individually delivered by specially trained teachers. Using a wide range of procedures, teachers make moment-by-moment decisions within each lesson to support the individual child.
Each lesson consists of reading familiar books, reading yesterday’s new book and taking a running record, working with letters and/or words using magnetic letters, writing a story, assembling a cut-up story, and reading a new book. The teacher creates opportunities for the child to problem solve and provides just enough support to help the child develop strategic behaviors to use on texts in both reading and writing.
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Spelling, Comprehension, and Fluency
Every lesson incorporates learning about letter/sound relationships. Children are taught to hear and record sounds and to work with spelling patterns. Reading Recovery encourages comprehension and problem solving with print so that decoding is purposeful and students read fluently.