Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Why change?

Reading Recovery was the catalyst that set me on a path to find some new solutions for effective literacy teaching.
I trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 2011 and discovered the magic of learning to observe and notice what a child was able to do in reading and writing.
This led me to look at the teaching I was doing in the classroom.  I wondered if I might be able to replicate the quality of interaction that I had learned to love in Reading Recovery lessons.  I felt I needed to improve my focus when I was teaching, whether working with one child, or working with a group.
I kept my eyes and ears open and before too long, someone posted a reference to the Daily 5 on Twitter.  I'm not sure what it was that made me think this was worth following up, but follow it up I did, and that's what led to change in my teaching practice.


  1. Hi Tina I have just purchased this book after hearing a lot of recommendations for implementing Daily 5. I am planning to start with it in 2016 - spending this term researching and organising for it. I look forward to following your blog and hitch-hiking on your observations. Regards Gaylene

  2. Hi - I am another hitchhiker on the practicalities of the programme please.