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?

  • Welcome Back! Wishing educators everywhere an amazing school year!
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 7:23 AM by Courtney Richardson
  • The RISE Framework is an Amazon #1 New Release! Jan's latest book is already "RISE-ing" to the top! Be sure to pre-order The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The Rise Framework now in preparation for its July 20th release date.
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 4:26 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of January 13th Fluent Word Study A recent article in the International Literacy Association’s journal The Reading Teacher (Manyak, Baumann, & Manyak, April 2018) highlights simple steps for word study with fluent readers. These steps emerged as part of a research study on effective ways to teach intermediate grade students to engage in morphological analysis or “the process of using affixes, base words, and root words to infer the meaning of words.” In my work with students, I have found that these steps can easily be integrated into the Next Steps fluent lesson plan over the course of 1-2 lessons (about 5-8 minutes total). Below you’ll find a brief description of these steps. While these steps should not be the ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 6:05 PM by Courtney Richardson
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