"Reading Recovery® is a short term intervention for children who have the lowest achievement in literacy 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." (NDEC Reading Recovery® Site Report)
Referrals for the program are obtained from the classroom teachers and are then given a series of assessments called the "Observation Survey." This includes letter identification, word identification, concepts about print (book and print awareness), writing vocabulary, hearing sounds in words, and reading level.
Anderson Creek Primary School currently has five Reading Recovery® teachers. Each teacher works with four students daily and co-teaches in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms the remainder of the day. During co-teaching, Reading Recovery® teachers work with small groups on reading and writing.