Research and Resources

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

This section provides links to several resources for Reading Recovery.

Articles

The following research and publications provide more information about Reading Recovery.

Research and reports

What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

Ministry of Education New Zealand - Recent reports about Reading Recovery in New Zealand.

National Data Evaluation Centre (NDEC) - Technical report of collated USA Reading Recovery data.

Reading Recovery Council of North America  - A large range of reference and research material available.

About Reading Recovery

Clay, M. Marie. (2005). Literacy lessons designed for individuals, Parts One and Two. Auckland: Heinemann Education.

Clay, M. M. (2002). Change over time in children's literacy development. Auckland: Heinemann Education.

Clay, M. M. and Watson, B. (1981). An Inservice Programme for Reading Recovery Teachers. Education 4 (19), 22-27. Reprinted in Clay, Marie M. (1982).Observing young readers: Selected papers. Exeter, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.

Resources for observation and assessment

Clay, M. M. (2002). An observation survey of early literacy achievement (2nd ed.). Auckland: Heinemann Education.

Koefoed, B. & Watson, B. (2002). An observation survey (2nd ed.). [Videotape]. Auckland: Heinemann Education.

Koefoed, B., Boocock, C., & Wood, J. (2002). An observation survey the video: Guidenotes. (2nd ed.). Auckland: Heinemann Education.

General reading

Clay, M. M. (1982). Observing young readers: Selected papers. Exeter, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.

Clay, M. M. (1991). Becoming literate: The construction of inner control. Auckland: Heinemann Education. (Also gives theoretical background to Reading Recovery).

Clay, M. M. (1998). By different paths to common outcomes. Maine: Stenhouse (Distributed in NZ by Heinemann).

Lyons, C. (2003), Teaching struggling readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Schmitt, M. C., Askew, B.J., Fountas, I. C., Lyons, C.A., Pinnell, G.S. (2005). Changing futures; the influence of Reading Recovery in the United States. Worthington, OH. Reading Recovery Council of North America

Links

This section provides links to websites with more information about Reading Recovery in Australia, internationally and on government websites.

Australian Reading Recovery

Find out more about Reading Recovery programs operating in other states in Australia:

New South Wales - The New South Wales Department of Education and Training website provides comprehensive information about their Reading Recovery program.

Queensland - Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts outlines key features of their program, including effective implementation.

South Australia - The Department of Education and Children’s services provides an overview of Reading Recovery in South Australia focusing on its aims.

Tasmania - The Department of Education Tasmania website provides information on establishing programs, case studies and useful references.

International Reading Recovery

Find out more about how Reading Recovery operates in other parts of the world:

Reading Recovery New Zealand - Reading Recovery New Zealand provides detailed information for schools and parents on their program, training and research.

United Kingdom - The UK’s Reading Recovery National Network provides information for teachers, trainers, parents and children.

Reading Recovery Council of North America - The Reading Recovery Council of North America website provides information on implementation, conferences, research and professional development.