Let me start by saying,
I LOVE READING RECOVERY!
I LOVE READING RECOVERY!
Alright, now that I got that off my chest, let's begin.
Here's a little background info:
My third year of teaching was spent as a Reading Recovery teacher. When I sit back and reflect on that year, it still amazes me how much I learned! Prior to getting the Reading Recovery training (which is pretty intense!) I really didn't know how to teach students to read. =( I don't know if it was my lack of attention in college, if I just didn't "get" how to teach it, or if I wasn't really taught how to teach reading... Either way - I'm glad I had the training!
The next year I was moved to Kindergarten because my administrator felt I had learned many great skills that were too valuable to use on just the students who were struggling. He wanted me to help an entire classroom. So I took my Reading Recovery skills and put them to good use! (You can read all about how I incorporated Reading Recovery into my reading/writing lessons here.)
After getting Reading Recovery endorsed, I only needed six more credits to earn my South Dakota Reading Specialist certification. So I made the plunge and did that as well! It's a great feeling!!
I'm still relatively new to this blogging world, but I haven't come across any blogs/teachers who are as passionate about Reading Recovery as I am. (Although maybe I'm blind...) So it's time to unite us all!
Here's what I'm asking. Please create a blog post explaining why you are passionate about Reading Recovery. Maybe you've watched the growth a student has made while in the program, maybe the training has made you a much better teacher, or maybe you just have a wealth of resources that you would like to share. Regardless - link up! Please borrow the picture above (I'm not a fancy picture creator by any means! Could you tell?? lol), add it to your blog post, and send a link back this way!
Alright, before I let you go, here are a few products I created with my Reading Recovery background in mind.
Alphabet Letter Sort - $6.00 on TpT - As you are aware, sorting letters/words is a HUGE activity in Reading Recovery. So these 2/3/4 letter sorts work great for the PreK, K, 1st grade kiddos!
Not ready to pay $6.00? That's fine! Check out this Alphabet Letter Sort FREEBIE to try the product out for FREE first!
Reading Recovery really focuses on the positives of what children DO know. So I created this list of 23 items adults can ask children to recognize. It asks for thinks like rhyming words, sight words, letters, punctuation, etc. It sells for just $1.00 in my TpT store.
Alright, time to link up!! I can't wait to start following all of the great Reading Recovery lovers out there!