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Reading Rescue combats the dire consequences of early reading failure.

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 literacy intervention into schools. The improved pedagogical skills attained by Reading Rescue instructors benefits all students they work with, not just students in Reading Rescue.

At Reading Rescue, we believe...

The consequences of early reading failure are dire, both for the student, and his/her family and community. We stress early intervention because early literacy failure creates a downhill spiral of educational failure, leading to negative life outcomes.

Literacy is essential


Up-to-date research informs all of our program components, and our materials are continually revised to keep pace with new research developments.

Research is everything

Student success is a team effort. Our program equips multiple people on staff within a school to accelerate literacy among low performing students, thus creating a solid foundation for educational success.

Success is a team effort


By seeking out partners in the community to execute this important work, we strengthen our ability to make a lasting and comprehensive impact.

Community Partnership is the way
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