Teaching Readers (Not Reading)

Moving Beyond Skills and Strategies to Reader-Focused Instruction

Peter Afflerbach

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February 3, 2022
ISBN 9781462548620
Price: $82.00
190 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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February 3, 2022
ISBN 9781462548613
Price: $32.00
190 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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December 30, 2021
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Price: $32.00
190 Pages
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Price: $35.20
190 Pages
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“The title of this groundbreaking book says it all, affirming that educators must abandon a slavish loyalty to a prepackaged curriculum in pursuit of what is unique about each child—and that skills are not enough. Beyond attending to the cognitive skills that allow students to decode accurately, read fluently, comprehend, and even critique text, we as educators must also embrace the things that ignite and sustain readers in their quest for meaning. To truly understand readers, we must attend to the will and the thrill of reading along with the skill. Afflerbach shows us how.”

—P. David Pearson, PhD, Evelyn Lois Corey Emeritus Professor of Instructional Science, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley


“Afflerbach shares his deep understanding of how readers learn in this brilliantly organized book. He helps classroom teachers, interventionists, and all educators to broaden their knowledge of reading and learning so that they can do the very best for every child. In order to individualize and personalize learning, we must consider the myriad factors that influence reading development and achievement, and recognize the assets each learner possesses. Afflerbach's discussions of metacognition, self-efficacy, motivation, and engagement will guide teachers to make a significant shift in their understanding. Written by a masterful teacher, this book is essential reading.”

—Adria Klein, PhD, Director, Comprehensive Literacy Center, Kalmanovitz School of Education, Saint Mary’s College of California


“This book offers a much-needed shift from focusing on the singular 'science of reading' to considering the multiple factors that are critical to developing healthy readers. The book helps teachers across grade levels to reflect on their practice and address the dynamic, interactive influences on students' developmental trajectories. It describes practical classroom-based assessments, including the valuable, easy-to-use Healthy Readers Profile.”

—Kathryn Champeau, MS, reading specialist/literacy consultant; past president, Wisconsin State Reading Association