Literacy Lessons Teacher Training

Literacy LessonsTeacher Training

  In 2005 Dr. Marie Clay developed Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals  to provide training for specialist teachers, including Special Education teachers and ELL teachers, who want to expand their teaching repertoire drawing on the literacy processing theory and model of professional development that informs Reading Recovery.

 Educators undertake a year-long, 6 credit course of study that focuses on the development of individually designed and individually delivered instruction for students from special populations who are struggling to develop literacy processing systems in reading and writing.  Data gathered in Maine over a 3 year period indicate that literacy interventions for individual learners, based on the text Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals, is highly successful for students from special populations, K-6.

Training and ongoing professional development is provided by registered Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders.  Upon successful completion of training, teachers meeting US standards and guidelines may be registered as Literacy Lessons teachers and must engage in ongoing professional development to maintain registration.