New book by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst explains why how we read matters for students

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Today marks the official release of Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters, a new book by award-winning authors and acclaimed literacy educators Kylene Beers and Robert (Bob) E. Probst.

This highly-anticipated new professional resource for K–12 educators explores a new approach to literacy where reading is framed as transformational rather than simply a practice of decoding, recalling, and responding to questions. Disrupting Thinking presents a vision of what reading has the potential to be, emphasizing that it is a “changemaker,” and students’ responses to their reading are crucial to the reading process.

This timely book is being released as many people are becoming aware that today’s complex media landscape has made it more important than ever for young people to become not only skillful readers, but also responsive readers who are aware of their own emotions and reactions while reading, responsible readers who think about what the text means for others, society, and themselves, and compassionate readers who,through reading, develop empathy that helps them understand others.

The book also outlines the Book, Head, Heart (BHH) framework developed by Beers and Probst which alerts readers to pay attention to the text, their thoughts about it, what they feel, and how they might have changed by reading it.

Disrupting Thinking is now officially available for order online at:

 Congratulations Kylene and Bob!