Feedback is an essential practice that answers the question, “How do I reach all students?” We distinguish between giving feedback about readers and reading, both of which are necessary for student growth.
How a student develops and changes as a reader under the expert guidance of a teacher isn’t quantifiable by standardized testing measures. To broaden the perspective on reading growth, we must think beyond skills and strategies alone. We offer an inclusive definition of reading identity and reading growth. We highlight the importance of teacher efficacy and student agency. Finally, we offer tools for teachers to provide skillful feedback to readers in their classrooms tomorrow.