Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate

Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
Education Building-Room 332
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 interests include: emergent literacy learning, classroom literacy instruction and struggling learners and literacy coaching. She completed her doctoral dissertation on literacy coaches, examining coaches’ roles and responsibilities in a 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 Birth - 6
ERDG 600: Practicum in Literacy Teaching and Learning Birth - 6
ERDG 615: Teaching Writing Birth – 6
ERDG 625: Integrating Literacy Instruction B -6
ERDG 655: Emergent Literacy

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.