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Reading recovery strategies that improve first grade students' literacy achievements





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The research question addressed in this project was, what Reading Recovery techniques can be successfully incorporated into the general education classroom to help first grade students? This study was conducted to determine if first graders' literacy achievements and attitudes increase by following the format and techniques of Reading Recovery lessons. Although Reading Recovery was developed for low achieving first graders to receive one-on-one intervention, the lessons were used on all students in the general education classroom in small groups. The literacy achievements were measured by quantitative tests as well as a qualitative attitude survey. The results indicated that students' literacy achievements improved at a faster rate than a control group, and scored higher on all tests with fewer errors. Overall, students' attitudes improved in most areas regarding feelings towards reading and writing.

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