Reading Recovery Program

  • Reading Recovery is a one-on-one reading intervention for students in first grade who are struggling with reading and writing. It is designed as a short-term intervention that typically lasts between 12 and 20 weeks. Tutoring is delivered by trained Reading Recovery teachers in daily 30-minute pull-out sessions. Lessons are discontinued when students demonstrate the ability to consistently read at average for their grade level. Those students who do not meet this threshold after 20 weeks are referred for further evaluation (about 28% of participants who complete intervention are referred to ESE). The program was developed by Dr. Marie M. Clay at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in the 1970s. Reading Recovery is one of the most widely used and studied reading interventions in the world. In 2015-16, Reading Recovery impacted more than 42,000 first graders across 1,100 school districts in 43 states.

    Ponce has three Reading Recovery teachers that service our students in this program throughout the school year.