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Hi Lisa,
I have been doing Reading Recovery since 2001 and most of the time I love it! I am a Title I teacher and so half of my day is spent working with small groups; the other half is spent doing Reading Recovery.
The training is quite strenuous for Reading Recovery and your district has to contract with a RR site to train you. The training is one afternoon/evening a week for the entire school year. Each session is 3 hours. You work with your students as you train. Generally, during training you work with 4 students, one on one. If you continue to do RR after your training year, you must sign up with a RR site to take continuing PD once a month during the day. It is quite expensive ($7000-7500 for your training year and around $700 for each year after you are actively teaching RR). It is not anything you can go out and do on your own- your district has to be the one that signs the agreement.

My frustration is that I am now the only one in our district teaching RR and so we are not fully implemented. I can't reach enough kids throughout the year and so it looks as though the program isn't very successful. But my building principal is 100% behind me and the program so that helps.

Hope this answers your questions.
Susan/IN

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Susan/IN 02-28-2007 02:12 PM

Hi Lisa,
I have been doing Reading Recovery since 2001 and most of the time I love it! I am a Title I teacher and so half of my day is spent working with small groups; the other half is spent doing Reading Recovery.
The training is quite strenuous for Reading Recovery and your district has to contract with a RR site to train you. The training is one afternoon/evening a week for the entire school year. Each session is 3 hours. You work with your students as you train. Generally, during training you work with 4 students, one on one. If you continue to do RR after your training year, you must sign up with a RR site to take continuing PD once a month during the day. It is quite expensive ($7000-7500 for your training year and around $700 for each year after you are actively teaching RR). It is not anything you can go out and do on your own- your district has to be the one that signs the agreement.

My frustration is that I am now the only one in our district teaching RR and so we are not fully implemented. I can't reach enough kids throughout the year and so it looks as though the program isn't very successful. But my building principal is 100% behind me and the program so that helps.

Hope this answers your questions.
Susan/IN

TeacherLisa1st 02-27-2007 05:14 PM

Hi all! Someone on another board responded to my questions about Reading Recovery and suggested I post here as well. So here I am!
This is my 4th year teaching 1st grade (classroom teacher). I love it in a way, but I am just getting exhausted with it. I love teaching reading and feel like I don't get enough one-on-one with my kids as I would like. I'm interested in eventually going into Reading Recovery. Can those of you involved in this tell me more about it and if you enjoy it or not?

Thanks!
Lisa




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