|Sunday, 05 February 2012 19:22|
Ennis National School has two teachers who have trained in Reading Recovery. Reading Recovery is a school-based intervention giving pupils who have particular difficulties in reading and writing after their first year in primary school, a period of intensive, individual teaching. Reading Recovery improves the reading and writing skills of six year old children who are experienceing difficulty with learning to read and write. The aim of Reading Recovery is to help them to develop more effective literacy strategies so that they will be able to continue to work at age appropriate levels when they have completed the intervention.
A child’s Reading Recovery series of lessons is finished when he or she is judged to be able to cope well with reading and writing and work successfully at age appropriate levels. Usually, this should be achieved within 12-20 weeks. As soon as the child leaves Reading Recovery, another enters and this rolling intervention continues throughout the year.
Each Reading Recovery teacher will provide Reading Recovery to at least eight children during the year. The teaching is individually designed and individually delivered. Each child has an intensive series of 30-minute lessons, daily. 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.