Reading Recovery - Castaheany ETNS 2016/2017

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Hi, My name is Diana McCormick and I am a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher here in Castaheany.

Reading Recovery is an early intervention programme for children who are falling behind with reading and writing after one year in primary school. It involves a daily half an hour one-to-one lesson with me for a period of between 15 and 20 weeks.

The focus of each lesson is on comprehending messages in reading and constructing messages in writing. In every lesson, children read several small books and write their own stories, learning how to attend to detail without losing focus on meaning. At the end of their intervention most children have accelerated their learning and caught up with their classmates. As soon as one child leaves Reading Recovery, another enters and this rolling intervention continues throughout the year. I provide Reading Recovery to at least eight children over two years.

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