Outside of the students’ regular instruction, selected children, benefiting from additional support with reading and writing, work with Reading Recovery teachers in small literacy groups or an individualized program.
Small classes taught by Reading Recovery teachers
Average of 3 – 5 students per group
Individualized program to meet the student’s specific strengths and weaknesses
Program generally runs for 12 – 20 weeks
How Can You Help at Home?
Tips to help beginning readers succeed.
Read title of the story to your child
Talk about the picture on the cover of the book
Take a “picture walk” through the book with your child.
Ask your child to point under each word as he reads. (This develops understanding that talk matches words.)
Don’t cover the pictures!!!!
Find ways to praise your child.
Let the child hold the book and turn the pages.
Refer to words that might be hard as “tricky” words. Wait 5 seconds before you tell your child the word.
Let the child finish the sentence before you correct the error. Help your child develop reading strategies by reminding them to:
Look at the picture and think about the story.
When stuck on a word have your child go back to the beginning and read it again.