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Reading Recovery®

Developed in 1984 by Dr. Marie Clay, Reading Recovery® is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders.  The intervention is most effective when made available to all students who need it and when used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.  In Reading Recovery®, individual students receive lessons from specially trained teachers.

Southeast Missouri State University has been a Reading Recovery® site since 1991 and since 1997 has received bipartisan state support as part of the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program (MSELIP).

Reading Recovery Brochure
Learn more about MSELIP and Reading Recovery® in this informative brochure.

Information for 2018-2019

State Directory

Early Literacy Program
The Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program (MSELIP) is designed to ensure that all Missouri children will be able to read by the third grade.  MSELIP includes a Reading Recovery® component, an early literacy group component and professional development for classroom teachers.


Learn more about the Missouri Association of Reading Recovery® Educators.

Classroom Teacher Component

This component includes graduate course offerings for classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading coaches and other educators.

Contact Information

Cynthia L. Gordinier

Assistant Professor
Director, Missouri State Early Literacy Intervention Program
Phone: (573) 651-2400


Scully 304C
Reading Recovery Program
One University Plaza, MS 5540
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701