As a Reading Recovery teacher at Corry Elementary School, Melissa Sperry normally works with first-graders to help them improve their reading skills.
But last week at Corry Elementary School, Sperry was in charge of a classroom that consisted of older students — adult students, who want to be — like Sperry is — certified as Reading Recovery teachers.
Reading Recovery is a highly effective, short-term intervention program to help low-achieving first-graders to improve their reading skills, Sperry said.
Reading Recovery teachers work one-on-one with students for a period of 12 to 20 weeks as a supplement to classroom teaching.
From Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, six teachers from the Corry, Northwestern, and General McLane school districts in Erie County, and Penncrest School District in Crawford County, attended a 30-hour session, six hours a day, for five days to train to become Reading Recovery teachers.
See the Journal's Tuesday, August 11th edition for full story.