Guided reading experts, Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers.
Works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson's best-selling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading.
Uses a gradual release of responsibility approach that guides students to independent word solving.
Introduces readers to not just one approach to phonics and word study—but six.
Includes more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from pre-A–Z.
About the Author
Jan Richardson, Ph.D., is the bestselling author of The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, an educational consultant, and a leading expert in guided reading with experience as a Reading Recovery® teacher leader, a staff developer, and a teacher of every grade—K-12.
Michèle Dufresne, Ph.D., a literacy staff developer for Pioneer Valley Books, has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, a Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and consultant in school districts across Massachusetts and the nation. She is the author of several literacy professional resource guides and books for teachers including Word Solvers: Making Sense of Letters and Sound and numerous children’s books, including Bella and Rosie, Jasper the Cat, and Spaceboy stories published by Pioneer Valley Books