This week on the podcast, we sat down with award-winning authors and literacy educators Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst to talk about their new book, Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters. They shared their hope that teachers will start looking at reading as a tranformational experience rather than a practice of decoding, recalling, and responding to questions.
Ultimately, they say, they want 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.
Pop in your headphones and give our latest episode a listen here, or by subscribing to Scholastic Reads on iTunes.
While you're listening, enter for a chance to win! We're giving away two copies of Disrupting Thinking. To enter, leave us a comment below about an experience you had with a student in which reading was a changemaker.
One entry per person. All entries must be submitted by 5pm ET on Thursday, April 20, 2017. U.S. residents, 18 and over, please. See the complete legal rules here.
**UPDATE 4/21/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!