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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery NSW logo What is 'Reading Recovery'?

Reading Recovery is a research-based early intervention program to reduce reading and writing failure. >>

Reading Recovery teacher with student The Reading Recovery Program

Within the Reading Recovery program, each student's regular classroom instruction is supplemented with a 30-minute daily lesson individually designed to meet his or her literacy needs. >>

Teacher administers observational survey Selecting Students

The students selected to participate in the Reading Recovery program are those who, after a year at school, appear to be at greatest risk of literacy failure. >>

Reading Recovery teacher and student A Reading Recovery Lesson

The 30-minute daily Reading Recovery lesson includes activities in text reading, letter identification and text writing. >>

Reading Recovery teacher and student Does Reading Recovery work?

Reading Recovery's success as an early intervention program in literacy has been carefully documented since its inception and it has proven to be extraordinarily successful. >>

Students in playground Reading Recovery Schools

In 2005 Reading Recovery is being implemented by 837 public schools as well as a number of schools in Catholic and other private education systems. >>

Reading Recovery teachers in training session Reading Recovery Teachers

Every Reading Recovery teacher completes a year of training, involving both theory and practice. >>

Reading Recovery tutor Reading Recovery Tutors

The training of Reading Recovery teachers is the responsibility of qualified Reading Recovery tutors. >>

Mother supports a Reading Recovery student Supporting your child in Reading Recovery

The best way to help your child in Reading Recovery is to make sure your child attends school every day in order not to miss a Reading Recovery lesson. >>

Parent and teacher listening to student reading News

Our news section contains a collection of reports provided by Reading Recovery teachers and tutors from around the state. >>

Reading Recovery teacher and student Comments from students, parents and teachers

As well as the statistical evidence of the effectiveness of the Reading Recovery program, we receive many letters from students, parents and teachers, who have been involved. >>

Contact details:
Lynne Munsie
Trudie Hill

Related Sites:
Reading Recovery Council of North America
Reading Recovery Victoria
Reading Recovery New Zealand

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