DEAR PARENTS. Please keep an eye on the Newsletter section. This is your backup of important information your children are bringing home.
Reading Recovery was reintroduced into Scoil Mhuire in September 2016. Ms Gallagher completed the professional development course in Monaghan Education Centre. She is now a qualified Reading Recovery teacher after completing a year’s training in Monaghan Education Centre.
Reading Recovery is for children aged between 5 years 9 months and 6 years 6 months, in senior infants or 1st class, who need a little extra help with reading and writing, to make sure they don’t fall behind in literacy. The Reading Recovery teacher has special training to work out exactly what a child finds difficult about reading and writing and to make it easy for them to succeed in learning. This should help their confidence and their work in the classroom. A Reading Recovery teacher’s primary responsibility is working daily with targeted children, in a series of individually designed lessons, of 30 minutes duration.
What will your child do in Reading Recovery?
- Build a range of skills for reading
- Learn to enjoy reading and understand what he/she reads
- Learn new words and how to use letters and sounds to build words
- Learn how to compose short stories and to spell the words he/she needs to write.
Each day, he/she will bring home 3 familiar books to read with you and a sentence puzzle.
Recovery Reading programme 2016/2017
These 4 children successfully completed the Reading Recovery programme.
There are currently 4 more children, from senior infants, participating in the programme.
Below are some of the many fun activities which children partake in during their 12-20 weeks on the programme.
Glitter letter formation activities
Blackboard and chalk activities
Word endings / inflections
Word work on whiteboard
Reading with eyes