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 Book is Back in Stock! The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading is back in stock and available for purchase through Scholastic at:
    Posted Nov 11, 2016, 12:07 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of December 4th Beginner StepsFor this week's tip, I'm reprinting a tip from Michele Dufresne at Pioneer Valley books. If you have children who still do not know their letters and sounds, read about the Beginner Steps for Literacy Footprints which follows my Pre-A lesson framework. It's simple and it works! I just visited a school in NC with 91% poverty. At the beginning of the year, 75% of the kindergarten students identified less than 40 letters by name. As a result of daily ABC tracing and the Pre-A lesson, ALL of their students now know their letters, most of their sounds, and are receiving emergent guided reading lessons. Try it and watch your kids grow as ...
    Posted by Courtney Richardson
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