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Reading Recovery Program (Ohio State University); Reading--Remedial teaching;


This study reviewed the literature on Reading Recovery, an early intervention program designed to improve first grade students reading performance. A review of the theoretical and research basis for Reading Recovery examined the effectiveness of the intervention.

The following questions were addressed: (a) How was the Reading Recovery program developed? (b) What are the components of a Reading Recovery lesson? (c) What is the process of implementation for Reading Recovery? (d) What are the strengths and weaknesses of Reading Recovery? (e) What determines the effectiveness of this reading program? (f) Do students who participate in Reading Recovery have continued success?

Reading Recovery builds on students' strengths and instills the development of self-monitoring within a reader. The difficulties of implementing Reading Recovery include the support within the school, the number of trained teachers, and cost. When a school successfully implements Reading Recovery, the program is seen as an effective alternative for first grade children with reading difficulties.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Annette M. Carmer


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