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2001

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Selecting English Language Learners For Reading Recovery, Salli Forbes Oct 2001

Selecting English Language Learners For Reading Recovery, Salli Forbes

Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications

The Standards and Guidelines of the Reading Recovery Council of North America (1998) clearly explains the rationale for selection of children for Reading Recovery with a quote from Marie Clay. "Reading Recovery is designed for children who are the lowest achievers in the class/age group. What is used is an inclusive definition. Principals have sometimes argued to exclude this or that category of children or to save places for children who might seem to “benefit the most,” but that is not using the full power of the program. It has been one of the surprises of Reading Recovery that ...