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