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?

  • Coming Summer 2018! Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: RISE Reading Intervention for Students to Excel  This new approach to intervention provides intensive, short-termed, targeted, instruction that accelerates struggling readers in 6-8 weeks.Written by Jan Richardson & Ellen Lewis (Scholastic, 2018) Coming Summer 2018! 
    Posted Mar 4, 2018, 12:20 PM by Courtney Richardson
  • Coming May 2018! ​Literacy Footprints Fourth Grade May 2018!
    Posted Mar 4, 2018, 12:19 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of April 15th 2018 Guided Reading Goes Global“Ma, can I have a lesson, can I have a lesson?” Those are words Tina Gibbs, missionary with GECHAAN ministries in Gembu, Nigeria hears frequently from the children coming to the gate at her compound. Gembu is a very remote town on the Mambilla Plateau in southeastern Nigeria. There is no running water or electricity. Most buildings are made of mud bricks and many people make their living by farming the dry, harsh land. Originally, Tina began using Literacy Footprints, the guided reading support kit developed by Jan Richardson and Michele Dufresne, to teach young adults in a technical training program run by GECHAAN. Tina knew there was a great deal of illiteracy in the ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2018, 5:48 PM by Courtney Richardson
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