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About Jan Richardson


Jan Richardson, Ph.D., is a literacy consultant and author who earned her Ph.D. studying struggling readers.  She has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and staff developer. Her book, The Next Step in Guided Reading and DVD and Guide, Next Step Guided Reading in Action, provide teachers with practical suggestions and lesson plans for increasing the power and impact of guided reading. Jan and co-author Maria Walther recently published a new assessment kit, The Next Step in Guided Reading Assessment for Grades K-2 and 3-6. Jan conducts customized in-services on balanced literacy, guided reading, and writing. Participants leave her workshops with a new awareness of what can be done to motivate, engage, and accelerate every student, especially those who struggle.


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  • Happy Easter! We hope you all have a great spring break!
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 5:13 AM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of April 10th Effective Guided ReadingWhat defines effective guided reading teaching? It is choosing the right text that offers the right amount of challenge. It includes a lot of reading (at least 50% of the lesson time) with the right amount of support. Most important, good guided reading instruction propels children into successful independent reading.
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:14 PM by Courtney Richardson
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