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Washington School Featured on Reading Recovery Website

Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy is featured in a Reading Recovery publication that just came out this week. Washington was part of a research study that determined how Reading Recovery fits within the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. The brochure lists Washington School as part of the study and has a link to follow for more information on how Washington staff members work as a team to meet the needs of its students. The public can view the link at

Some of the highlights of the web site include:

Reading Recovery: An Ideal Fit Within an RTI Framework at Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy in Wisconsin

Systemic and comprehensive RTI plan components: The school works in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on its comprehensive literacy plan. Tier 1 includes classroom interventions delivered by classroom teachers. Tier 2 is delivered by Reading Recovery teachers, literacy coaches, and ELL teachers and includes a variety of interventions. Tier 3 includes Reading Recovery and other one-to-one interventions delivered by Reading Recovery teachers and literacy coaches. Tier 4 is special education. Reading Recovery is an established intervention for Grade 1.

Classroom teachers use a workshop format. Time is allocated for whole group shared reading and writing instruction as well as for working with small groups and individuals. Tier 1 intervention is provided to the lowest-performing children in small groups while others are working independently during reading workshop. Reading Recovery's one-to-one instruction promotes responsive and differentiated teaching to meet individual needs.

Collaboration among stakeholders: The RTI team includes the principal, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialist, Reading Recovery teachers, intervention teachers, ELL teachers, speech and language teachers, and special education teachers.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 27, 2010