Literacy Intervention

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.

About Ms. Middleton

I am thrilled to be starting my 27th year in the field of education AND to be a part of the Eagle Ridge community. Over the years I have had the privilege of teaching students and collaborating with colleagues while working in the Chicago Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Mexico, and the Douglas County School District. I received my Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and my Master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. I was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 1999 and feel blessed to be able to continue to do what I love, teach reading and writing. When not at Eagle Ridge, I appreciate all of the things the Colorado outdoors has to offer. I also enjoy spending time with my daughter (freshman at CU Boulder), son (junior at ThunderRidge), and our puppy Zoey.

Contact Information:

Ms. Middleton is at ERE from 8:00am to 4:00 pm. The best way to contact me is through email: