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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 newest book comes out July 9th!
    Posted May 22, 2016, 11:56 AM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 22nd Reading CoachesAngela Kherdmand from Virginia created an fluency intervention that uses poetry notebooks to facilitate cross-age tutoring. Each first-grade student reading below grade level is paired with a sixth grader who has applied to be a reading coach. These partnerships meet every morning during the first 20 minutes of the day to reread familiar poems and songs. The first graders love the personal attention of the “reading coach,” and the sixth graders enjoy interacting and helping the lower grade students. Although any sixth grader can apply to be a reading coach, Angela was surprised that several struggling readers wanted the job. The 20 minutes of extra reading increased their fluency too! If you have questions about her ...
    Posted May 22, 2016, 11:47 AM by Courtney Richardson
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