While studying the ideas of Student Centered teaching versus the age old Transmission manner of teaching, I came across several articles that all call for teachers to get their students involved in the teaching process. This type of teaching will help students understand where they are going in the classroom. Setting up road maps and sign posts for your students will keep them steadily plowing toward the end result that you intended all along.
I had no trouble finding sources concerning these topics. Voices in the Middle and English Journal both provided me with ample articles. NCTE was also a wealth of knowledge. I will post my finished paper here once it is completed.