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.
    Posted Mar 25, 2017, 8:43 AM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of April 23rd Tell students what they are learning and how it will help the themRemember to tell students what they are learning at the beginning of the guided reading lesson. For example: Say, “Readers make inferences as they read. An inference is using clues from the text and adding what you already know to make an educated guess. At the end of the lesson, say, “What did you learn today that will help you be a better reader?”
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 5:48 PM by Courtney Richardson
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