This is one of several studies that Taffy published on Question-Answer Relations. In addition detailing the internal workings of QAR pedagogy, the study also illustrates a classic gradual release of responsibility pedagogical model. … Read the rest
Jan and Gerry and Laura and I put this piece together after Jan left CSR (Center for the Study of Reading) and headed up to MSU to work at IRT (Institute for Research on Teaching)—I think??? Jan? Gerry? Laura?
We also wrote a companion piece in WRSTTT, 2nd edition: Pearson, P.… Read the rest
This piece appeared along with several other pieces in a retrospective examination of the 1985 publication, Becoming a Nation of Readers by the Center for the Study of Reading in Boston University’s Journal of Education. Many of the authors of the retrospective also participated in a symposium at the Literacy Research Association just after its publication.… Read the rest
Rob and I wrote this essay for an NSSE volume on secondary literacy edited by Olive Niles and Alan Purves. We used it as an opportunity to take the “constructivist notion of reading comprehension to the nth degree by positing that every act of comprehension is an act of composing.… Read the rest
This is the first published appearance of what came to be called our composing model of reading in which we made the argument that readers, like writers, engaged in an original act of “composing” a text for an inner reader and, in the process, made all of the inferences necessary to create a considerate and complete situation model of the meaning of the text.… Read the rest