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Curriculum and Materials

Jan Richardson Guided Reading

The Balanced Approach to Reading and Writing is a comprehensive, systematic,

standards-based curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 2.

This 800-page 2-book resource includes a pacing guide, scope and sequence, the progression for teaching letters and sounds, steps for teaching students to blend and segment phonemes in reading and writing, reading comprehension scaffold cards, student letter tile templates, graphic organizers, weekly lesson resources, handwriting resources, and standards-aligned weekly instructional lesson outcomes for 30+ weeks of ELA instruction in reading, writing, language arts, writing, phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, handwriting and much more.

Following this guide will ensure that your lessons and instruction

are aligned to your grade-level standards, while giving you the flexibility to use the teaching texts of your choice.

Jan Richardson Guided Reading

The Balanced Literacy Approach to Reading and Writing is a comprehensive, systematic, standards-based curriculum for students in grades 3, 4 and 5.  

It includes a pacing guide, scope and sequence, reading comprehension scaffold cards, and standards-aligned weekly instructional lesson outcomes for 30+ weeks of ELA instruction in reading, writing, language arts, writing, and spelling/word work.  Following this guide will ensure that your lessons and instruction are aligned to your grade-level standards, while giving you the flexibility to use the teaching texts of your choice.  The scope and sequence of the curriculum fits into the reading and writing workshop model, and picks up where 

The First 20 Days to Reading and Writing Workshop leaves off. 

Jan Richardson Guided Reading

The First 20 Days of Reading and Writing Workshop includes over 300 pages of mini-lessons, lesson plans, templates, lesson cards, and more!   This manual will help you to transition your ELA block over to the workshop model to ensure a balanced literacy program for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students.  It also includes the research behind the workshop model over whole-group-only instruction to increase reading proficiency for EVERY student.   Each lesson for the first 4 weeks of Reading and Writing Workshop for students in grades 3-6 in included.

Instructional Routines for Reading from
the Florida Center for Reading Research -->

 Two Steps to Remediating Reading Difficulties ~ 

Step 1: Mastering Word-Level Skills

Two Steps to Remediating Reading Difficulties ~ 

Step 2: Mastering Comprehension