What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is an early intervention for children in grade one who need extra help in reading and writing. This supplemental program allows children a second chance for learning. One aim for this individual, short-term intervention is for the lowest achieving children to make accelerated progress and become competent, independent readers and writers in approximately 12 to 20 weeks. In addition, Reading Recovery identifies those children who are in need of a longer or different intervention.
Anne Jordan, Janeane Chase and Allyson Gudroe are the Reading Recovery Teachers at Ridge View Community School. Many of the classroom teachers in grades K-2 have also participated in Reading Recovery Training to inform their classroom reading instruction.
Reading Recovery Teacher Training
During the training year, teachers participate in a summer workshop focusing on the administration, scoring, and interpretations of early literacy assessments. Then teachers attend classes, which are held weekly, after school for graduate level university credit and work with children on an individual basis as part of their school day.
Continuing Professional Development Classes
Reading Recovery teachers continue to update and increase their knowledge through ongoing Continuing Professional Development classes and peer coaching. Teachers continue to come together to take turns teaching for one another behind a one-way mirror while the rest of the class observes. Guided by the teacher leader, the observing teachers discuss the effects of the teacher's instructional decisions based upon newer practices in the reading and writing processes. In addition, the teachers visit each other to observe and talk about their teaching. The teacher leader who acts as a coach also visits teachers.
AOS 94 is also a Reading Recovery Training Site
The Central Maine Reading Recovery Training Site is located at Ridge View Community School and Anne Jordan is the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for the Central Maine Site, providing training and professional development to the Reading Recovery Teachers at AOS 94 and other area schools.
There are 6 other Reading Recovery training sites in the State of Maine.
Central Maine Reading Recovery Training Site Team:
Kevin Jordan, Superintendent
Kristin Briggs, Site Coordinator
Anne Jordan, Teacher Leader
Sandra Padham, Bookkeeper
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Reading Recovery Training Site Website.
For more information on the Reading Recovery Program:
www.rrcna.org (Reading Recovery Council of North America)