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Title: Reading Recovery®
Description: Reading Recovery® is a short-term tutoring intervention program intended to serve the lowest achieving (bottom 20%) first-grade students. According to the Reading Recovery® website, lessons incorporate the program's ten principles: phonological awareness, visual perception of letters, word recognition, phonics/decoding skills, phonics/structural analysis, fluency/automaticity, comprehension, a balanced literacy approach, early intervention, and individual tutoring. Students are chosen for Reading Recovery® by school staff, and selection is based on prior reading achievement, diagnostic testing (the Clay Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement), and teacher recommendations. The goals of Reading Recovery® are to promote literacy skills and reduce the number of first-grade students who are struggling to read. The program supplements classroom teaching with one-on-one tutoring sessions, generally conducted as pull-out sessions during the school day. Tutoring, which is conducted by trained Reading Recovery® teachers, takes place daily for 30 minutes over 12–20 weeks.
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Cover Date: March 2007
Web Release: March 19, 2007
Publication #: WWC IRBRRR07
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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