"Because of Reading Recovery, I was able to get through elementary school, and succeed in high school on my own, without any help, making the honour roll along the way. Success in early reading built my confidence and promoted my grades in school."
Drew Mastromartino- former Reading Recovery Student
Struggling first-grade readers in Cherokee are part of a nationwide scale-up of Reading Recovery that is producing "large positive effects on student literacy performance overall, and these positive effects were also large for ELL students and students in rural schools."...
A letter in Wednesday’s Dispatch claimed that the Orton-Gillingham (OG) or Wilson methods of reading instruction should be used to teach all kids who struggle with reading (“Reading program will fall short,” letter from Martha Pitchford).
When did you learn how to read? How did it happen – easily, or perhaps with lots of effort (and maybe a patient, skilled teacher)? Many of us take for granted that we are literate.
Kim Mastromartino's insight:
Having used other programs and methods, and seeing the often less-than-impressive results of them, and feeling frustrated as a teacher, I am and will continue to be a believer in Reading Recovery. My year of intensive training to become a Reading Recovery teacher helped me understand that two children can be very confused as readers, but for entirely different reasons.
Reading Recovery Council of North America. The best program for teaching 1st graders to read and write through specialized 1 on 1 teaching.Three national agencies funded through the U.S. Department of Education have reviewed Reading Recovery research studies using rigorous standards. These agencies include the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI), and most recently, the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII).
Reading Recovery children go on to succeed up to the end of Key Stage 2...
21 September 2012
The effects of Reading Recovery last straight through to the end of primary school, a national monitoring report has revealed. Reading Recovery is designed to lift the children who struggle most in Year 1 from very low literacy to age-expected levels.
First graders in the Reading Recovery program made dramatic gains in word recognition and comprehension in the first year of a massive expansion financed by the federal Investing in Innovation program.
Reading Recovery Council of North America. Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders.
Kim Mastromartino's insight:
Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery: Year One Report, 2011-12
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education released its first of three reports on the scale-up of Reading Recovery with findings of “large, positive effects on student literacy performance overall, and these positive effects were also large for ELL students and students in rural schools.” Executive Summary Full Report