Reading Recovery is offered at Spring Gully Primary School. This is a one-on-one reading and writing intervention for students ‘at risk' in literacy acquisition in their second year of school.
Students are selected for Reading Recovery based on individual measures of assessment and teacher judgment. Their classroom literacy program is then supplemented with daily one-to-one lessons of thirty minutes. The series of lessons run for 12-20 weeks with a specially trained teacher.
The lessons consist of a variety of experiences designed to help children develop effective reading and writing strategies. Reading Recovery continues until the child can read within or above the class average and has demonstrated the use of independent reading and writing strategies. The student’s lesson series is then ‘discontinued’, providing the opportunity for another student to be selected for Reading Recovery.
The trained Reading Recovery teacher implements the program following Department of Education and Training (DET) Guidelines.