Busby West Public School

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Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a research-based intervention with the prime goals of accelerating literacy learning and reducing reading and writing failure difficulties by targeting those students performing in the lowest 20% of Year One.


 It was developed in New Zealand by educator and psychologist Dame Marie Clay.  Clay used evidenced from her intensive research and observation of good classroom practice to develop Reading Recovery.


Reading Recovery:

  • Identifies students experiencing reading and writing difficulties after their first year of school.
  • Provides an intensive, individually designed and individually delivered series of lessons for 30 minutes each day.
  • Is supplementary to the ongoing literacy activities in the classroom.


Reading Recovery's goal is for students to fully participate in classroom activities with their average peers.


At Busby West Public School we currently have 2 teachers working with students on

Reading Recovery: Mrs Lollback and Mrs McGrath.

Reading recovery