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?

  • New Presenters Featured on Our Conference Page Going forward, we will be sharing details on upcoming conferences for some of Jan's most respected colleagues. This will provide more date and location options for those of you who have been hoping to attend an event. Just check the presenter column to see which consultant will be instructing.
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of March 19th Getting the Power out of Guided Writing               Guided writing is an important part of successful guided reading lessons. Having students write about a story they have read, increases comprehension and gives teachers the opportunity to teach appropriate writing skills. Before guided writing, collect a short writing sample from each student in the group. Use the Target Skills for Transitional Writers on pages 208-209 of Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, to analyze each student’s writing and select a focus for instruction. Select one target skill for each student and write it on a sticky note. Place the sticky note in the guided writing journals so you and the students have a specific writing goal for the lesson. It ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:18 PM by Courtney Richardson
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