Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading
The Role of Responsive Teaching in Focusing Reader Intention and Developing Reader Motivation
Robert B. Ruddell
Norman J. Unrau
The authors describe the characteristics of influential teachers, those who are identified as having had a significant impact on students' school success. They go on to tell the story of one influential teacher who was working to integrate a history and language arts curriculum at the middle school level, in order to promte her students' literacy and learning. Psychological and instructional factors of both teacher and students critical to the success of this undertaking are highlighted within three categories: the developing self, instructional orientation, and task-engagement resources. The authors present a model representing these categories and go on to describe the classroom learning environment that can result.
Ruddell, R.B., & Unrau, N.J. (2004).
The Role of Responsive Teaching in Focusing Reader Intention and Developing Reader Motivation.
In R.B. Ruddell, & N.J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading (pp. 954-978). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.