Just as teachers who write are best able to act as guides for less experienced writers (Graves, 1983; Murray, 1985; Calkins, 1991; Atwell, 1985), teachers who see them selves as readers - who are aware of the requirements and strategies of the reader's role - are best able to guide young readers (Smith, 1982; Bleich, 1985; Hansen, 1987). For this reason, it is important for teachers to keep their membership in the "literacy club" (Smith, 1985) current by attending regular meetings.
Andrews-Beck, C. S., & Rycik, J. (1992). Teachers Reflect on their Experience As Readers: The Literacy Club Luncheon. Reading Horizons, 33 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol33/iss2/3