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 Spanish Resources Be sure to check out the wonderful new Spanish Resources that have been added to our Resources page, under the "Spanish Resources" folder. A big thank you to Zoila Esquivel Moreno, District Coach, and the Early Literacy Cadre Team at San Jose Unified School District for translating and providing these excellent tools. A great literacy program should be available to everyone!
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 11:48 AM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of November 12th Literacy TipI recently worked with a fourth-grade teacher in North Carolina on The Next Step Forward Framework. She explained to me that the most enlightening part of the lesson for her was the word study. She expressed how as an intermediate teacher she never felt competent teaching “phonics” because she wasn’t “taught” how to teach it. With Appendix A (p. 289ff in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading) and the use of the Word Knowledge Inventory (page 324) she felt confident that she could analyze her students’ needs and help fill-in the phonics holes for students who are struggling and need intervention. These students needed systematic word study instruction in meaningful and interactive ways. The ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2017, 6:09 PM by Courtney Richardson
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