“Reading Teacher (RT): a teacher who reads and a reader who teaches” Commeyras, Bisplinghoff and Olson (2003)
“Students should have guidance and frequent opportunities to work with teachers and other students as acommunity of learners, observing their teachers as readers and writers. —NCTE Position on the Teaching of English
Teachers who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to use recommended literacy practices in their classrooms than those teachers who do not engage in pleasure reading.
They are more likelyto recognize that reading is a social activity and to provide opportunity for students to talk about their reading.Morrison, Jacobs, and Swinyard (1999); McKool & Gespass (2009)
56% of unenthusiastic readers did not have ateacher who shared a love of reading, while64% of enthusiastic readers did have such a teacher. Nathanson, Pruslow and Levitt (2008)
“…teachers who are engaged readers aremotivated to read, are both strategic andknowledgeable readers, and are socially interactive about what they read. These qualities show up in their classroominteractions and help create students who are, in turn, engaged readers.” Dreher (2002)