Reading Recovery: First impressions of bad teaching
One of the best aspects of my job is when I get to observe other practitioners in action. I’ve been very lucky to have such generous colleagues. This is the story of the first time I saw someone using Reading Recovery. Yes, it’s a story, an anecdote, and therefore not data, please bear that in mind. If you would like the science on Reading Recovery, you can find it here and here for starters.
When I started my private practice, one of the programs I kept hearing about was Reading Recovery. It seemed like every child who came to me for intervention had had this teaching.
Most of the local schools had a Reading Recovery teacher and every workshop I presented would have a of couple Reading Recovery-trained people there.
I found this slightly odd, as, from what I could glean, it was meant to be a long-term, highly effective intervention for struggling readers. Why did these children, who had accessed this program, then need further intervention?
Downloads and links to relevant research and articles, along with book recommendations.
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https://lifelongliteracy.com/reading-re ... -teaching/
Lynn's description and worries about a Reading Recovery lesson reminded me of this thread featuring a BBC documentary 'B is for Book' that rang alarm bells for a number of people:
And here is a warning about Reading Recovery from America:
The Reading Wars and Reading Recovery: What Educators, Families, and Taxpayers Should Know
Deborah R. Rodes
Kay L. Lipsitz
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