Every Child a Reader (ECaR)
Reading Recovery is at the heart of the Every Child a Reader strategy, a layered approach to intervention which supports a range of programmes to suit different children's needs.
Reading Recovery and your child
Information leaflet for parents, carers and guardians.Reading Recovery and your child leaflet(1.10Kb)
Advice to parents
"Now he doesn't cry when I ask him to pick up a book," Parent.
Has your child been chosen for Reading Recovery lessons? What does this mean?
If your child has been offered Reading Recovery it means the teachers think they need a little extra help with reading and writing to make sure they don't fall behind. Getting that help to them as quickly as possible will make a big difference to your child's learning, especially if they have been worried or unhappy about reading and writing.
The Reading Recovery teacher has special training, to find out exactly what your child finds hard about reading and writing, and to make it easy for them to learn. The teacher will give your child a little extra attention in a short lesson, one to one, every day for about two terms. In that time you should see your child's reading and writing improve very quickly, which should also help their confidence and their work in the classroom.
In this section, we will tell you what a Reading Recovery lesson is like and give you ideas for reading,writing and choosing books with your child.
Any help that you can give your child will make a huge difference to their progress, even if that is just making sure they are in school every day for their special lesson, but we will tell you other ways you can help them too.
My child's school has a Reading Recovery teacher but my child is having different support
Reading Recovery is for lowest attaining Year 1 and Year 2 children and not all children will need an intensive level of support to catch up with their classmates. However the Reading Recovery teacher will have assessed your child's needs and matched him/her to the level of support necessary to help.
If you are concerned with your child's level of progress in Key Stage 1, please speak to your child's class teacher who can liaise with the Reading Recovery teacher.
My child's school does not have a Reading Recovery teacher
Not all schools use Reading Recovery; however they will have other literacy schemes in place.
Talk to the school about what help they can give your child.