Leslie Keton

Reading Recovery Teacher/Dyslexia Interventionist


Reading Recovery

Basic facts about Reading Recovery


Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.


Reading Recovery serves the lowest-achieving first graders; the students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible.


Individual students receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual instruction.


Dyslexia is defined in Ark. Code Ann. 6-41-602 as a learning disability that is neurological in orgin, characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding ablilities that typically result from the phonological component of language. These characteristics are often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities.

Jackson County School District uses the Barton System of Reading and Spelling and the Take Flight program.