Guided reading experts, Jan Richardson and Mich le 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.