In its typical circumstances, the process of silent reading is essentially an individual endeavor. It is individual, however, only in the sense that a single person, functioning alone, attempts to "decode," or "reconstruct," meaning from written language. While this view is in itself an accurate one, it is not altogether adequate. A much fuller, and certainly a more realistic, perspective becomes possible when reading is seen as the inevitable result of writing.
McKenna, M. (1977). Reading Viewed as the Result of Writing. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 17 (4). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol17/iss4/7