Reading and Recovery Center of Michigan
Pawley Hall, Room 217
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3057
Fax: (248) 370-3196

Reading Recovery Center of Michigan

Oakland University is one of only 18 universities in the United States to serve as a Reading Recovery university training center. Oakland University Reading Recovery faculty train and professionally develop Reading Recovery teacher leaders who affiliate with the center at Oakland University.  These Reading Recovery teacher leaders then train and professionally develop Reading Recovery teachers at one of 12 regional Reading Recovery training sites throughout Michigan. Since its establishment in 1991, Reading Recovery in Michigan has served almost 107,400 of the state’s first graders and has trained over 1,400 teachers. 

Each year, these Michigan Reading Recovery professionals provide individualized lessons to 8-12 children and also serve 35-40 additional children in their other instructional roles as classroom, special education, Title One reading, ESL, and bilingual teachers, and staff developers. For details, see Reading Recovery Executive Summaries.

"The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost of these learners to education systems." -Marie Clay, founder, Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery strives to reduce the number of first-graders struggling to read and write. Reading Recovery achieves this result by focusing on Four Key Areas:
  1. Powerful Literacy Intervention for Children
  2. Training and Professional Development for Educators
  3. Long-Range Plan for School-wide Implementation
  4. Empirical Support for Reading Recovery