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.

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  • Welcome Back! As September is beginning, we wish all of you a wonderful school year full of teachable moments, small and large victories, and plenty of those lightbulb moments that make your teacher heart smile. Make it a great year!
    Posted Aug 30, 2019, 7:22 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of September 15th Word Study Literacy Tip from Carolyn Gwinn Utilize the Assess-Decide-Guide Framework to Ensure Effective Word Study Instruction--Meet Jacob! As a nation-wide staff developer focused on the implementation of customized guided reading, I am frequently asked how to best engage learners in effective word study. Jan and Michele have authored a timely publication intended to help us design and deliver developmentally appropriate word study and phonics instructioneven more strategically. Let me offer steps to take based on the practices featured in The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics (2019)and The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading (2016),as well as my long-term work with students including Jacob (pseudonym).I began to work ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 1:46 PM by Emily Richardson
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