Jan Richardson & Ellen Lewis: The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention--The RISE Framework

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Paul L. Conference Room
12/13/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Jan Richardson and Ellen Lewis will guide us through the RISE (Reading Intervention for Students to Excel) Framework which offers intensive, short-term targeted instruction for students who are English language learners, striving readers, or those who are not yet reading at grade-level. Instructional areas include decoding, reading comprehension, phonics and word study, and writing. Jan and Ellen will demonstrate the teaching moves and instruction practices within the Framework that will increase efficiency and effectiveness in meeting students’ reading needs. By the end of the day, we will have learned how to help students gain the confidence, proficiency, and skills that they need to excel as readers and exit long-term intervention.



Participants will:

  • Learn how to analyze assessments to pinpoint an instructional focus.
  • Practice effective prompts that improve strategic processing.
  • Explore engaging, hands-on word study activities that improve sight word knowledge and phonics skills.
  • Learn progressive steps for teaching comprehension that strengthen each reader's ability to construct meaning.
  • Understand how to support struggling writers through guided writing.

Who Should Attend?

1st - 8th grade teachers (classroom, special education, EL, and support specialists), Title I teachers and coordinators, reading specialists, and literacy and instructional leaders, such as coaches and principals.

All participants will receive a copy of Jan and Ellen's book, The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention.

Please bring:

If you have a copy of Jan's book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, please bring it with you to the Dec. 13th workshop.  If you do not have a copy of this book, that is no problem.  You will still be able to fully participate in the workshop's application activities.


$250 per participant

  • Early Bird Discount: $25 discount if registered before Friday, October 26, 2018.


  • Team Discount: $25 discount per person for teams of at least 3 participants registered from the same district / school / organization.

* Principals’ registration fee is just $75 (cannot be combined with discounts) if attending with a team of at least 4 staff members.
The CESA 6 administration has changed the policy for workshop / event payment beginning with this 2018-2019 school year.  A purchase order (PO) is required in order for CESA 6 to invoice the school district.  CESA 6 will also accept payment via check, ACH transfer, or credit card.


Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI  54901


Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
(920) 230-1900

CESA 6 block rate = $85 per evening.
CESA 6 block closes on November 13, 2018.

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Amy Ruppert, Literacy Center Program Assistant
(920) 236-0562

Jan Richardson, America’s leading expert in guided reading, is a former teacher (K-college), reading specialist, Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and designer of staff development. She is currently an education consultant, providing schools with customized workshops and classroom demonstrations. Dr. Richardson’s best-selling Next Step Collection began with the publication of Next Step Guided Reading (Scholastic, 2009). The updated collection now includes The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading; The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts and Discussion Starters; Next Step Guided Reading in Action; and Next Step Guided Reading Assessment co-authored with Maria P. Walther. Jan also worked with Michele Dufresne from Pioneer Valley Books to develop Literacy Footprints: A Complete System for Supporting Guided Reading, which has lesson cards that follow Jan’s Next Step framework. Her newest book, Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention (Scholastic, 2018), written with Ellen Lewis, describes a powerful, short-term intervention that quickly accelerates striving readers.

Ellen Lewis is a reading teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, reading specialist, resource teacher, literacy consultant, and author. She has more than three decades of literacy teaching experience in the United States, Bermuda, England, Hong Kong, and Qatar. Ellen has worked side-by-side with Jan Richardson, partnering with teachers to implement a balanced literacy program in Title I schools with an emphasis on implementing best practice in guided reading. Their joint efforts contributed strongly towards Ellen’s Title I school being named as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, ‘for closing the gap’ among students. It was one of only five elementary schools in Virginia to receive the award. As a reading teacher, literacy leader, and literacy consultant, Ellen successfully collaborates with administrators and teachers to implement school wide comprehensive literacy programs by building capacity with job-embedded professional learning. Her model of professional development is to inform and coach teachers to support their own literacy development in grade level teams and vertical coordination.


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.