Deluxe Grant Boosts Reading Recovery

Mary Ellen LaChance:

Mention accelerated learning and you probably think of high school students taking Advanced Placement classes. But did you know that every year about 300 of the very lowest performing first graders participate in a special literacy intervention that provides opportunities for them to accelerate their literacy learning skills? After just 12-20 weeks in Reading Recovery the very lowest readers have the prospect of joining an average reading group!
Rapid changes in learning depend upon the teacher’s ability to individually design a series of lessons to match the unique learning characteristics of each child. So teachers are continually confronted with the need to expand their expertise.

3 thoughts on “Deluxe Grant Boosts Reading Recovery”

  1. 300 students a year, in a program that has a success rate of approximately 50%, and a cost of around, what $8000 per student?
    Ed, help me out here.

  2. I applaud Deluxe’s gift. It is proof they want to do good. However, had they designated the gift toward any of several remedial programs that help students in groups of 3 or more, it would have done a lot more good. Just remember, for every kid in Reading Recovery there are 2-3 more that could use the help but won’t get it.
    Reed Schneider

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