Reading Recovery®: Top to Bottom

From the Upper Peninsula to Southern Michigan

September 2020

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“Reading Recovery has one clear goal: To dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost of these learners to educational systems."

– MARIE M. CLAY, Founder, Reading Recovery


The education technology students will need — and won’t — after coronavirus

Andy Hargreaves, renowned research professor and friend to Reading Recovery, looks at the issue and explains what students are really going to need when all schools can reopen.
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Literacy Coaching

Reading Recovery teachers serve as literacy leaders and coaches in their buildings. This role is even more critical to support the needs of our students' and teachers' during the current realities of the pandemic. Loss of instruction and loss of learning underscores the start of the current school year. Leaning on their expertise, will help to support students and extend teachers' understandings.

Lesley University: Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative offers coaching guidance for this year specifically in the following articles:

Coaching in Challenging Times

Are You Ready to Listen?

Running Records

Observation is key!

Running Records are vital for informing reading instruction. Rhonda and Gen from the Literacy Pages blog have two posts that share the value of running records and reminders for how to code, score and analyze running records. For more information on running records, connect with your building's Reading Recovery or Literacy Lessons teacher!

Why are Running Records Important?

Running Records 101: The History & How to Score, Code, & Analyze

Professional Learning Opportunities

Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Institute

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the RRCM Institute has been postponed until November 18-19, 2021. The 2021 RRCM Institute will held at the Somerset Inn, Troy, Michigan.

Continuous professional learning is a hallmark of Reading Recovery. Reading Recovery, Literacy Lessons, and Literacy Support teachers will have the opportunity to learn from five distinguished speakers in pre-recorded sessions facilitated by Teacher Leaders during ongoing monthly professional development. Speakers include Adria Klein, Jeff Williams, Journey Swafford, Betsy Kaye and Mary Lose.

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Choose from 100+ hours of literacy expertise!

With more than 100 hours of content to explore, you'll be among the first to know about current research findings, critical news and leading practices in K-8 literacy education. With speakers including Gerry Brooks, Cornelius Minor, Jeffery Williams and many more, it's a virtual homecoming of childhood literacy leaders to advance our field, enhance our skills, and mobilize our community to assist struggling readers!



Information Compiled By Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders:

Brooke Beacom

Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Reading Recovery Site

(906) 440-8937

Maeghan McCormick

Jackson County Intermediate School District Reading Recovery Site

(517) 768-5191