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?

  • It's almost here! In just over a month, the latest book by Jan and Michele will be released! Pre-order your copy of The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics today!
    Posted Jul 19, 2019, 5:22 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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