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 October 14th Choose slightly challenging texts- just enough to spark engagement and a “I can read this!” spirit. You may have heard that children should be reading easy books in guided reading, but that defeats the whole purpose of the lesson. - Children should read easy books during independent reading, when the teacher isn’t available to scaffold them. - During guided reading, students should encounter new vocabulary and some words that are tricky to decode so they can deploy a network of strategic actions to construct meaning. - I often tell teachers if the book is too easy and there is nothing to teach, you have just wasted 20 minutes of precious instructional time!
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 8:15 PM by Courtney Richardson
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