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We are classroom teachers and literacy specialists who have spent most of our lives teaching children to read. Jan trains teachers and reading specialists throughout America. Her best-selling books
, The Next Step in Guided Reading (Scholastic, 2009) and The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading (Scholastic, 2016),
has helped thousands of teachers learn how to teach guided reading. Michele is an early
literacy consultant and author for Pioneer Valley Books. She has written Word Solvers: Making Sense of Letters and
Sounds (Heinemann, 2002) and over 400 fiction and nonfiction books for beginning readers.
Our experience as reading specialists and Reading Recovery® Teacher Leaders has taught us the importance of helping
children develop a literacy processing system that includes reading, writing, and word study activities. We are
convinced that most reading difficulties can be addressed and even prevented through high-quality small group and
Jan Richardson and Michele Dufresne
Our goal is to guide you through the process of planning a powerful guided reading lesson that integrates reading, writing, and word study activities. By following our suggestions, you will be able to plan and deliver effective guided reading lessons using any texts.
Pioneer Valley Books offers a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books and other resources for Reading Recovery, primary classroom, and literacy teachers at affordable prices. Our mission is to provide engaging stories and teaching materials that help children to develop strong literacy skills and a love of reading.
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