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These task cards can be used in reciprocal teaching groups, and are especially effective used with purposefully planned close reading tasks. There are four task cards in PDF format - 8.5x 14 is the default size but they can be printed smaller. These cards look especially nice when printed on cardstock, cut out and laminated. Fisher and Frey have the following to say about Reciprocal Teaching: Reciprocal teaching (Carter, 1997; Palincsar, 1984) allows students to become the instructors of the content that they are studying. Working in groups of four, the students read a text passage together, following a protocol for predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing—skills that teachers have modeled over a series of lessons until students are comfortable assuming these assigned roles. These student-directed discussion groups can then monitor their comprehension and reinforce their understanding."