Research shows that students make meaning from texts more easily in a social environment, and reciprocal teaching is the perfect vehicle to support that cause! However, it can sometimes be a challenge to know exactly what students have discussed in their reciprocal teaching group. This document is a reciprocal teaching report that students use to record their discussion in their reciprocal teaching group. It's the perfect scaffolding to help them until they understand the procedure and are able to continue on their own!
Thanks for your feedback! In my classroom, I have students complete this graphic organizer prior to meeting with their Reciprocal Teaching reading groups. Students read an article or story, complete the graphic organizer, and then meet with their groups once a week. Each student shares a prediction, then they work together to solve confusions, next they share connections. After that, they answer each other's questions and work together to create a mutually agreeable summary of the reading. It takes time to teach each of the strategies and how to have a productive discussion; however, the results are so worth it! I am always very impressed with how students are able to take control of their own learning and help others using the RT strategy and the accompanying graphic organizer!
August 21, 2012
June 19, 2012
LOVED this worksheet and my students are being very successful with it. I made minor modification to suit our particular needs (added individual reader response questions) but over all it was exactly what I was looking for!