Reading Recovery: A Playbook to Improve Literacy in First-Grade

Reading Recovery helps struggling first-grade students achieve grade-level reading in just 12 to 21 weeks. The internationally acclaimed literacy intervention program is in its third year in Sarasota County and over 400 students have completed Reading Recovery.

Thanks to a rapid growth plan funded by the district and philanthropy, all 23 elementary schools have a trained Reading Recovery teacher who serves as the literacy expert at their school.  The literacy expert also trains teachers to increase literacy education understanding and skill sets across the entire school. We are strong believers in Reading Recovery’s impact and created a playbook in hopes this life-changing program will spread to other school districts.