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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  • Merry Christmas! We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a relaxing winter break!
    Posted Dec 23, 2017, 8:21 AM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of January 21st What is Guided Reading? By James Cannon“It’s not unusual to hear the term guided reading used to describe small-group instruction. But does that term mean the same thing to everyone? Some teachers, any time they meet and read with small groups, call it guided reading regardless of the text they use, or the instructional focus of the lesson.” Read the rest of Jimi Cannon’s article on guided reading at here. He does a great job of explaining the essential elements of guided reading and why it is effective.
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