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Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a school program offering specialist help to Year 1 students to become better readers and writers.

Reading Recovery has existed in NSW schools since 1984. It was developed in New Zealand by educator and psychologist Dame Marie Clay. Clay used evidenced from her intensive research and observation of good classroom practice to develop Reading Recovery.

Mrs Bassil is the Reading Recovery teacher at Auburn Public School. She works with four Year 1 students for half an hour three times a week.

A Reading Recovery lesson consists of both reading and writing activities which have been individualised for the student's learning at this point in time.

Reading Recovery:

  • identifies students experiencing reading and writing difficulties after their first year of school
  • provides an intensive, individually designed and individually delivered series of lessons for 30 minutes each day
  • is supplementary to the ongoing literacy activities in the classroom