Reading Recovery Lesson

Welcome To Your Child's Reading Recovery Lesson

Fluent Writing Practice
Before my 30 minute lesson begins, I get to write some words on the white board.  I'm learning to write 
important words as fast as I can so I can write them in my stories.  It's fun to write on the white board. 

Re-Reading Familiar Books
In every lesson every day, I get to read lots of books.  I get to pick some of my favorite stories that 
I have read before.  This is easy for me.  I try to read my book like a story and make it sound 
like people talking.  

Take a Running Record
Now I have a book to read all by myself!  My teacher will check on me and won't help me unless I 
have a hard problem.  If I just can't figure out a word or I get mixed up, my teacher will tell me the word 
or say, "Try that again."  I read this book yesterday.  My teacher helped me work hard to figure out the 
tricky parts. Now I think I can read it pretty good all by myself. 

Letter Identification and/or Word Work
Sometimes I need to do work on learning about letters or important "chunks" of words.  My teacher 
knows all about the things I need to learn.  I like to move the magnetic letters around on 
the chalkboard:  they help me understand what I am learning.

Writing a Story
Every day I get to think up my own story to write in my writing book.  I can write lots of little words
 all by myself.  My teacher likes my stories and helps me work to figure out how to write some of the words.  
We use boxes and I say the word slowly so I can hear the sounds.  I write all the letters in the boxes
 by myself.  I like to read my story when I am done.

Cut-Up Sentence
I read the story and my teacher writes it on a long strip of paper.  My teacher cuts up my story so I can 
put it back together.  I have to think real hard to het it all back together. 
 Then, I have to check myself to see if I got it right.

New Book Introduced
I like this part of the lesson best!  My teacher picks out a new story just for me and tells me what the 
story is all about.  We look at the pictures and talk about the story together.  My teacher also helps 
me to think about some new, important words in my story.  Isn't it wonderful to hear 
about the story and look at the beautiful pictures before I read the book.

New Book Attempted
Now it is my turn to work hard again!  When I come to a hard part my teacher will ask me questions 
to help me think or might show me wha I should try to think about or do.  My teacher is trying to 
teach me to do all the things that good readers do.

Book Bag Books
Every night, I come home with several books and a cut-up sentence that I need to do.  It is important for 
me to read you my book two times and glue down my cut-up sentence in my cut-up sentence book.  
The book bag needs to be brought back to school everyday with my book in it. I will also bring home a new 
word to practice with magnetic letters and practice writing the word 5 times each as well as sight word 
cards to practice each night. If I forget to bring the book back, I don't get to take another one home.