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What is Reading Rescue?

Reading Rescue™ is a daily, one-on-one, 30 minute literacy intervention for elementary students, and a professional development program for school staff members. Students in first, and in some schools, second and/or third grade receive additional support in reading, writing, and speaking from a trained Reading Rescue instructor. Any member of a school’s staff (paraprofessionals, teachers, coaches, librarians, and in some cases CBO partner staff) can receive professional development to deliver the research-based instruction that helps accelerate struggling readers’ literacy skills. A two-year professional development sequence prepares staff members to provide skilled intervention that teaches below-grade level students how to read and write.

Reading Rescue brings expertise in intervention into schools. Not only do the students who receive Reading Rescue excel, but as a result of improved pedagogical skills, achievement increases amongst all students taught by a school’s Reading Rescue instructors.