Reading Recovery Program
“Reading Recovery has one clear goal: to dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost of these learners to educational systems.”
Marie Clay (1994)
“ Reading Recovery…teaches children how to read and reduces the number of students who are labeled ‘learning disabled’ and the number of students who are placed in remedial reading programs.”
Learning Disabilities (1995)
“…An impressive and growing body of authoritative opinion and research evidence suggests that reading failure is preventable for all but a very small percentage of children.”
John Jay Pikulski
“Early literacy interventions are designed to give children a second chance to catch up with their classmates.
Marie Clay (2001)
Developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning in the first grade. Children meet individually with a specially trained teacher for 30 minutes each day for an average of 12-20 weeks. The goal is for children to develop effective reading and writing strategies in order to work within an average range of classroom performance. Reading Recovery is also available to children whose initial reading instruction is in Spanish; Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL) is well established in a number of sites across the United States.