Developed by Marie Clay, Reading Recovery is a school-based intervention for first-grade students who have difficulty learning to read and write. The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative is a designated university training center that trains Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders, who in turn train and support Reading Recovery teachers.
Developed by renowned New Zealand scholar and researcher Marie Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term, school-based literacy intervention for first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write.
"The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of
learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost
of these learners to education systems." –Marie Clay, Literacy Researcher and Founder of Reading Recovery
"Reading Recovery rescues many students who would otherwise fall
further and further behind and wind up getting unnecessary special
education services and/or continuing in school careers marked by failure
and distress. In addition, Reading Recovery teachers are ambassadors of
enlightened, research-based, highly effective practices that carry over
into their colleagues' classrooms." –Kim Marshall, former principal of the Mather School, Boston, Mass., consultant, and author of The Marshall Memo
Reading Recovery Intervention
Reading Recovery Teacher Training
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Kelly Adams, Project Manager
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There are established Reading Recovery teacher training sites that are affiliated with Lesley University in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont and upstate New York. Learn where these trainings sites are and how to contact them [pdf].