Success Stories

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Literacy experts Jan Richardson and Michele Dufresne have developed a new guided reading system called Literacy Footprints that will help teachers provide powerful small-group literacy instruction.

“The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading should be required reading for any K-8 teacher striving to accelerate student success. Dr. Richardson’s practical, thoughtful, and research-based work has transformed the practice of thousands of educators. Her literacy framework has and will continue to provide a clear guide to ensure teachers are building on students' strengths and making daily instructional decisions in the best interest of their students. Her expertise is second to none.”

Dr. Susan Zola

 Assistant Superintendent, Champaign Unit #4 Schools, IL

“As the literacy leader at my school, I asked colleagues to join me in implementing the ideas in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. The results have been amazing. Guided reading instruction is no longer a puzzle. Teachers are thrilled with the clarity and pragmatic shifts in their practice. This book is a must-have for any teacher of reading."

Ellen Lewis

Reading Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

“As the literacy leader at my school, I asked colleagues to join me in implementing the ideas in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. The results have been amazing. Guided reading instruction is no longer a puzzle. Teachers are thrilled with the clarity and pragmatic shifts in their practice. This book is a must-have for any teacher of reading."

Jill Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, TN