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Reading Recovery Tutor Erin Day cropped
B.Ed, Postgrad. Dip Teaching with Distinction (Reading Recovery specialisation) 

Dunedin | Ōtepoti
Tel | Waea +64 21 901 270
Email | Īmēra

Professional Profile

I train Reading Recovery teachers to provide intensive supplementary teaching for children who are not yet underway with their literacy learning. In the year-long training teachers learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of reading and writing processes.
  • Become skilled at using a range of systematic observation techniques to assess and guide children's reading and writing progress.
  • Learn how to design individual instruction that assists the child to produce effective strategies for working on text.
  • Gain experience with critically evaluating their work and that of their peers.
  • Learn how to implement Reading Recovery effectively and report regularly on its operation in their schools.

In addition to this I provide ongoing professional development and support to trained Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support teachers to support continued reflective practice. I work alongside school leadership teams to support literacy teaching and learning for children in their first few years of primary schooling. I keep abreast of current research in literacy teaching and learning and am passionate about growing teachers’ expertise to help children become independent, capable readers and writers who are able to access the wider school curriculum.

I offer workshops for school leadership teams to support them to best implement Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support in their setting. I also offer workshops for classroom teachers on administering and analysing Running Records and the Observation Survey.

My expertise includes

  • Providing literacy leadership to schools in the Canterbury region as a Reading Recovery Tutor.
  • Teaching and leading in junior primary school settings with a particular focus on literacy.
  • Current, relevant experience with implementing the New Zealand Curriculum as a culturally responsive educator.
  • Working with schools to effectively implement Reading Recovery in their unique setting.