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?

  • Welcome Back! Wishing educators everywhere an amazing school year!
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 7:23 AM by Courtney Richardson
  • The RISE Framework is an Amazon #1 New Release! Jan's latest book is already "RISE-ing" to the top! Be sure to pre-order The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The Rise Framework now in preparation for its July 20th release date.
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 4:26 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of December 16th From Whole Group to Small Group Instruction Recently, I had the privilege of modeling lessons for classroom teachers and literacy coaches in Chattanooga, TN. The focus of the training was to show how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency by teaching the same comprehensions strategy during whole group and guided reading lessons. For example, in second grade, I taught a whole-group lesson on vocabulary strategies (module 7) using the picture book, Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. Then after that 20-minute lesson, I taught the same strategy in a guided reading lesson using a different text at the group’s instructional reading level. Threading the same strategy from whole to small group instruction saves time during the guided reading lesson ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 7:38 PM by Courtney Richardson
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