• Timrod Elementary


      Academic Resources

      • Assessment Calendar

      Enhanced Learning

      Reading Recovery

      • General Information:

        Every year, all first grade children at Timrod are assessed to identify students who may benefit from Reading Recovery tutoring.  The Reading Recovery program is a short-term early intervention program that supplements classroom instruction for first grade children most in need of help in reading and writing.  The Reading Recovery teacher and the classroom teacher work collaboratively with parents to help children become successful readers and writers.  When the child can read and write at a level equal to that of a typical first grade peer, or at the end of twenty weeks, the child's program is discontinued and a new child enters the program.


        Students in Reading Recovery work with a trained Reading Recovery teacher for 30 minutes each day. Children will learn more about words and letters, read lots of books and compose sentences or stories; practicing handwriting skills and high frequency words.  Instruction lasts 12-20 weeks and at the end of a child's program, the child's performance is observed and assessed to determine whether the child is ready to discontinue or not discontinue from the Reading Recovery Program.

        Each lesson includes:

        • Familiar reading for phrasing, fluency and confidence.
        • Daily assessment of a child's reading skills and strategies.
        • Discovery of how letters and words work.
        • Creating/composing a story with teacher support.
        • Rearranging his story from a cut-up sentence provided by the teacher
        • Reading a new book, where the child uses skills and strategies learned throughout the lesson

        Reading Recovery Staff:
        Click on the name of the teacher to learn more.

        Allison Middleton

      Speech Therapist

      • Heather Ward