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?

  • Sight Word Video Collaboration with Jack Hartmann! We're excited to announce the release of a new sight words series in collaboration with Jack Hartmann! Jack created engaging videos using the “What’s Missing” and “Mix and Fix” activities described in Jan's book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. Videos will be uploaded twice a week, one on Monday and another on Friday. Jack and Jan hope these songs make learning sight words a joy. You can view these videos here.If you don’t already subscribe to Jack’s YouTube channel, check it out.  He’s high energy, and the kids love singing and dancing with him.
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 12:28 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 26th Feeling Discouraged? Look back!  Are you an optimist or a pessimist? I lean heavily toward optimism, but I have to admit there are times when I get discouraged, especially when students don’t make the progress I expect. How can we maintain optimism despite the daily setbacks and frustrations of teaching? I’m convinced it’s by looking back. When you’re feeling down, remember those children you thought would never make it, the ones who gave you the most sleepless nights. Then remember the elation you felt when those same kids finally made a breakthrough and began to progress. Keep looking back! Teachers not only make a difference, teachers ARE the difference! We must never let ourselves forget that
    Posted May 28, 2019, 4:56 PM by Courtney Richardson
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