Reading Recovery Reflections & Goal Setting

During this past school year, I had three main goals that I chose to work on to improve my effectiveness as a Reading Recovery teacher. Update and use predictions of progress on a regular basis Staying on top of updating my predictions of progress and using them regularly in planning and reflecting on lessons was …

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Transforming the Passive Learner into an Actively Engaged Student

"For our students, beginning in preschool, instilling a determination to learn is as vital as any literacy or content skills we teach them. It may, in fact, be the greatest gift we can give them. Kids have to believe in themselves in order to learn." ~Regie Routman, p. 282 This quote from Regie Routman's book, …

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Reading Recovery Made Me a Better Classroom Teacher

After a few years of being a Reading Recovery teacher and Literacy Coach, I was told that due to federal funding cuts my district was reducing our Reading Recovery staff. I was notified that I would be returning back to the classroom and back to second grade. I was a bit crushed because although I …

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Reading Recovery Works: Spread the Word

We seem to be going through a time where heavy phonics instruction and skill and drill teaching practices are taking over.  The importance of making all interactions with books meaningful and enjoyable and using research-proven interventions are going by the wayside. We need to make the power of Reading Recovery and its complex theory of …

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