Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate

Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
Education Building-Room 332; (518) 442-5102
jaffini1@nycap.rr.com

Prior to joining the University at Albany faculty, Stephanie Affinito taught in elementary schools as a classroom teacher and a reading specialist and was a regional Reading First coordinator for the Eastern New York Regional School Support Center. Currently, Stephanie teaches both online and on-campus courses in our Masters programs.

Her research and teaching interests include: early literacy learning, classroom literacy instruction, learners who experience difficulty with literacy and literacy coaching. She completed her doctoral dissertation on literacy coaches, examining coaches’ roles and responsibilities in the context of reading policy.

Stephanie has presented at state and national reading conferences and has published her work in Language and Literacy Spectrum, The Education Center, and ReadWriteThink, a literacy resource sponsored by the International Reading Association.

Stephanie Affinito teaches the following courses:
ERDG 500: Introduction to Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6
ERDG 504: Children’s Literature
ERDG 600: Practicum in Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6
ERDG 615: Teaching Writing, B-6
ERDG 625: Integrating Literacy Instruction, B -6
ERDG 655: Early Literacy Development, B-2

Publications:
Affinito, S. (2003). Blending fiction and non-fiction to improve comprehension and writing. International Reading Association: Read Write Think. http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=262

Affinito, S. (2003). Deeper reading response: A template for teachers. International Reading Association: Read Write Think. http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=156

Affinito, S. (2003). A book review: Where have all the bluebirds gone? Language and Literacy Spectrum 13, 46 - 48.