Using reading recovery strategies with small groups of kindergarten English language learners
This study investigated the effectiveness of Reading Recovery strategies in improving the academic language proficiency of young English language learners (ELLs). Research on Reading Recovery was highlighted along with a review of how ELLs acquire reading skills. Eleven kindergarten ELLs from varying language backgrounds participated in small guided reading groups which incorporated Reading Recovery strategies into the lessons. Pre- and post-tests were used to measure growth in literacy skills. The ELLs exhibited growth in a variety early literacy skills. This study supported the use of Reading Recovery strategies combined with small group instruction to narrow the achievement gap between ELL and native speaking kindergartners.
Michaelis, Krista, "Using reading recovery strategies with small groups of kindergarten English language learners" (2009). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 377.