Early Literacy Intervention:
Expanding Expertise and Impact

a Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education

The goal of this initiative is to focus on developing highly effective teachers and resources for schools for improving the reading and writing abilities of students.
Funding has been provided through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, under award number U215K090094, for the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Program. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Professional Development Resources to Strengthen Early Literacy Outcomes

The Reading Recovery Council of North America is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Education to offer professional development resources and activities to strengthen early literacy outcomes with students nationwide.


All resources are offered at no charge.


This project is supportive of the Department of Education's priorities, including promoting innovation and excellence in America's schools, improving professional development and mentoring for teachers, focusing on the lowest-performing students and schools, and providing solutions to close the achievement gap.


News to Note

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis as a Decision Tool

Checklist and methods for administrators to evaluate new literacy interventions

Administrators' Institute September 27-28, 2010

View keynote videos and download all presentation handouts

Effective Literacy Practices Video Library

Online modules provide extensive examples to help deepen your understanding of literacy learning

Response to Intervention: Reading Recovery's Role

New resources look at successful implementations