Mrs Kerri Glowacki, Mrs Kay Bridgman & Ms Anne Davies

Watsonia North Primary School provides a Reading Recovery Program for children in Years Prep – Year 1.

What is Reading Recovery?

Reading Recovery is a school-based early intervention program developed in New Zealand by Dame Professor Marie Clay to assist year one students who require additional assistance to be able to read and write as well as most of the other children in their class.

Reading Recovery provides a second opportunity for children in Year 1 having difficulty with literacy learning as the strategies used complement the Early Years reading and writing program that is provided daily by teachers in the classroom.

The Program

  • Each child has an individual program designed in response to their particular needs by a trained Reading Recovery teacher.
  • Each child has a daily, thirty minute Reading Recovery session. This is in addition to the daily regular classroom reading and writing program activities.
  • Children participate in the program for twelve to twenty weeks.
  • Each day a child in a Reading Recovery program will take home familiar books to read, and a cut-up sentence to reassemble. If parents are able to spend time with their child to complete these activities daily, the child’s learning will be further enhanced.
  • Children participate in the program on a daily basis therefore it is important that the children attend school regularly, enabling them to make rapid progress.
  • If children are likely to be absent for an extended period parents are asked to contact the school.
  • If parents would like to discuss their child’s progress or participation in Reading Recovery they should contact the Principal or the Reading Recovery teachers.