About Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson, Ph.D., a leading expert in guided reading, is a former K-12 teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer. She currently is an educational consultant, providing presentations and classroom demonstrations across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Richardson’s best-selling Next Step collection includes The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading; Literacy Footprints: A Complete System for Supporting Guided Reading; The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters, and Teaching Points; Next Step Guided Reading in Action video suite; and Next Step Guided Reading Assessment.

What's New?

  • Jan's New Book is Available for Pre-order!  Available July 20th!PRE-ORDER HERE The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE FrameworkLiteracy intervention programs should provide results fast—and this approach by Jan Richardson and Ellen Lewis does just that! After only 6-8 weeks of intervention, students gain the confidence, proficiency, and skills they need to excel as readers and exit intervention! Based on Jan's bestselling, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention offers intensive, short-term, targeted instruction in reading, writing, word study, and comprehension. It's a step-by-step handbook for literacy teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists who are looking for a proven reading invention program that really works.
    Posted May 24, 2018, 3:53 PM by Courtney Richardson
  • Coming Summer 2018! Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: RISE Reading Intervention for Students to Excel  This new approach to intervention provides intensive, short-termed, targeted, instruction that accelerates struggling readers in 6-8 weeks.Written by Jan Richardson & Ellen Lewis (Scholastic, 2018) Coming Summer 2018! 
    Posted Mar 4, 2018, 12:20 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 20th Why should you use a two-day plan for emergent readers?I was recently asked if teachers could extend the two-day lesson to a three- or four-day plan, using the same book. I don't recommend it for the following reasons: 1) Students will read more books when you use the two-day lesson. This exposes them to more vocabulary and language structures. 2) Using the two-day plan increases engagement and motivation. Just watch your students’ faces when you bring out a new book. They are delighted to read a new story, meet new characters, and learn more interesting facts through nonfiction texts. 3) Using the two-day plan keeps the lesson fast-paced and engaging. Since ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 6:49 PM by Courtney Richardson
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