What's New?

New Presenters Featured on Our Conference Page

posted Mar 25, 2017, 5:43 AM by Courtney Richardson

Going forward, we will be sharing details on upcoming conferences for some of Jan's most respected colleagues. This will provide more date and location options for those of you who have been hoping to attend an event. Just check the presenter column to see which consultant will be instructing.

Jan's Book is Back in Stock!

posted Nov 11, 2016, 12:07 PM by Courtney Richardson

The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading is back in stock and available for purchase through Scholastic at:

The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading

posted Oct 27, 2016, 12:23 PM by Courtney Richardson

We've received a lot of questions about the availability of Jan's books. Her newest book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, has sold out through Scholastic and is being reprinted. It should be available on November 5th. Limited copies are available through Amazon or from Pioneer Valley Books:  https://www.pioneervalleybooks.com/the-next-step-forward-in-guided-reading.html.

Scholastic is discontinuing Jan's original book, The Next Step in Guided Reading. There are limited copies available through Amazon, and it is still available as a Kindle version, but that will be discontinued soon. 

New School Year, New Literacy Tips!

posted Sep 4, 2016, 6:15 PM by Courtney Richardson

Welcome to a new school year teachers! We hope this year is your most rewarding to date. We are resuming our Literacy Tips, so check back weekly for new tips that will inspire you and get you thinking. For the month of September, Jan will be sharing some of the many encouraging stories she's received from teachers who are using “Next Steps” guided reading.

The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading is available for purchase!

posted Aug 4, 2016, 6:53 AM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 7:03 AM ]

Jan's newest book is now available for pre-order!

posted Jun 15, 2016, 11:09 AM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 5:12 PM ]

The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading will be available on July 22nd, 2016, but you can pre-order now from Scholastic's Teacher Store.


Attention Teachers!

posted Jun 3, 2016, 12:20 PM by Courtney Richardson

You can pre-order Jan's new book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, from The Scholastic Teacher Store and Amazon beginning on June 15th!

Jan's newest book comes out July 9th!

posted May 22, 2016, 11:56 AM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated May 22, 2016, 11:56 AM ]


Happy Easter! We hope you all have a great spring break!

posted Mar 28, 2016, 5:13 AM by Courtney Richardson


Literacy Footprints: An Exciting Partnership!

posted Jan 29, 2016, 5:57 AM by Courtney Richardson

Throughout this past year, Jan has been working closely with Michele Dufresne, the literacy consultant at the helm of Pioneer Valley Books. Jan and Michele, in partnership with Pioneer Valley Books, have developed Literacy Footprints - a complete Guided Reading System which includes an array of books from the Pioneer Valley collection. Each of the kits features sequenced, high-quality leveled texts in a variety of genres. Students will encounter traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy and informational texts. Each book is paired with a lesson plan, aligned with the concepts in The Next Step for Guided Reading. To learn more about Literacy Footprints, and to see videos of the system in action, visit the Literacy Footprints website

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