Anna Bay Public School

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Reading Recovery


Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a school program offering special help to Year 1 students to become better readers and writers.  Students take part in Reading Recovery for twelve to twenty weeks.  A trained Reading Recovery teacher works with your child every day for 30 minutes.  This individual support for your child is additional to classroom reading and writing lessons.

Reading Recovery students are more successful learning to read and write when their teachers and parents work together.  At home children are expected to practise reading the book that they bring home each day.  They are to read to an adult, sibling or even their favourite toy!  It is important that they are listened too and praised for their reading.  The children will also bring home an envelope with a story that they wrote in their Reading Recovery lesson that day, that has been cut up.  They will be expected to read the story that is written on the front of the envelope, put the pieces of the story together in order and then read the story back to an adult or sibling.

The individual instruction in Reading Recovery allows the teacher to adjust each lesson for the learning needs of each child, allowing any appropriate attempt by the child to be reinforced immediately by the teacher