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Stephanie Affinito holds a Ph.D. in Reading and is currently a full-time faculty member in the Reading Department at the University at Albany in Albany, NY. She was previously a Reading First coordinator, a reading specialist, and an elementary classroom teacher. She currently teaches courses in elementary literacy instruction and working with learners who struggle. She also works as as a literacy coach with local school districts.
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Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What do cowboy hats have to do with fairy tales? Two traditional fairy tales and their Texas-based counterparts set the stage for five different ways to respond to text.