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In this article, Professor Gaffney suggests a schema for school personnel interested in planning for the implementation of a Reading Recovery program in a local school district or consortium of school districts. Her emphasis that Reading Recovery is a system of intervention, not a bag of tricks or quickie methods, for the purpose of preventing reading failure is an important caution to would-be innovators. She also describes the nature of full implementation, its importance, and how to plan for it. In addition, she joins Professor Clay in cautioning us that the Reading Recovery procedures were not devised for the 80-90% of children who do not need them. Gaffney, a University of Illinois teacher leader trainer, expedites the thinking of any educational staff which desires to plan systematically for Reading Recovery implementation. A district could use this article as a sound basis for planning.

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