Reading Recovery®: Top to Bottom

From the Upper Peninsula to Southern Michigan

February 2019

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Utilizing Literacy Expertise

According to a 4-year independent external evaluation of the implementation of the i3 scale up of Reading Recovery, schools with ideal implementations were characterized by principals who positioned the Reading Recovery teacher as a literacy expert and leader in the building. Specifically these principals:

  • referred classroom teachers to the Reading Recovery teacher for guidance on literacy instruction,
  • highlighted the Reading Recovery teacher's expertise in staff meetings or professional development, and
  • expected that their classroom teachers would observe Reading Recovery lessons and consult with the Reading Recovery teacher on issues of literacy instruction.

Why Reading Recovery Works

Theory into Practice

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Growing Known Writing Vocabulary

By: Literacy Pages December 4, 2018

Reading Recovery Council of North America

RRCNA Member Benefits

Customize your learning with free videos

The new RRCNA e-Learning Center — available only to Council members — offers free online resources to help you meet your learning goals. Keep track of your progress and print certificates for every session you successfully complete. It's your personal learning management system!

  • Free webcasts and videos. Most webcasts previously offered for sale are now free for members.
  • Printable certifications. After viewing a video and completing a brief quiz, you can print a certificate of completion.
  • Professional development credit. Most completed sessions earn 1-2 "RRCNA Contact Hours" (subject to your local professional development committees).
  • Session tracking. Your personal Learning Profile is always available to track session progress and completion.

Coming soon: Short 20-30 minute 'mini-sessions' on various Reading Recovery AND classroom literacy topics.

Sign up for a 48 hour trial membership or click here to learn more

Bottom Line

Reading Recovery Parent:

"She thrives on the personal attention, immediate personal academic support and words of encouragement. If your child has the opportunity to be in Reading Recovery, take it!" - Jennifer L., Ezra Eby Elementary School

Literacy Lessons Teacher:

"Specialized reading instruction is a requirement for 85% of my special education students. What I have learned through Literacy Lessons training has positively impacted the growth AND confidence of not only my Literacy Lesson students, but ALL of my special education students." - Amy Kelso, Brimley Elementary

Upcoming Events

Twitter Line Up

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  • March 17 ~ Valinda Kimmel ~ "It's Not All Guided Reading: The Importance of Demonstration"

  • April 28 ~ Tammy Mulligan & Clare Landrigan ~ "Getting the Most Out of Your Classroom Library"
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2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference Highlights

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2700 teachers and administrators from 47 states and multiple countries

"We need schools to be communities of practice. We need everyone to be on fire for learning."

"Stand on the shoulders of the best knowledge in the field and then contribute to that knowledge."

-Lucy Calkins

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2020 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference ~ February 8-11, 2020 in Columbus, OH


Information Compiled By Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders:

Brooke Beacom

Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Reading Recovery Site

Maeghan McCormick

Jackson County Intermediate School District Reading Recovery Site