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?

  • We'll be taking a break from Literacy Tips for the summer. Wishing you all a fun and relaxing break!
    Posted by Courtney Richardson
  • Jan's New Book is Available for Pre-order!  Available July 20th!PRE-ORDER HERE The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE FrameworkLiteracy intervention programs should provide results fast—and this approach by Jan Richardson and Ellen Lewis does just that! After only 6-8 weeks of intervention, students gain the confidence, proficiency, and skills they need to excel as readers and exit intervention! Based on Jan's bestselling, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention offers intensive, short-term, targeted instruction in reading, writing, word study, and comprehension. It's a step-by-step handbook for literacy teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists who are looking for a proven reading invention program that really works.
    Posted May 24, 2018, 3:53 PM by Courtney Richardson
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Literacy Tips

  • Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of June 10th Tips for Summer Reading Success!As summer begins, I have been thinking about all the amazing progress my students have made this year. Like many teachers, I worry about them losing ground because they're not reading over summer break.  In my latest blog post, I share my top tips and accessible resources to help empower our students to embark on another summer of reading. Read the post here here.Written by: Michele Dufresne, author Pioneer Valley Educational Press
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 2:44 PM by Courtney Richardson
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