Reciprocal Reading Builds Comprehension

Chalk Dust and Dreams
Grade Levels
3rd - 8th
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Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. Reciprocal Reading is a research-based process is intended to get students thinking, problem solving, and comprehending. Remember, it is okay for students to struggle. We all struggle with life’s problems and therefore this is good preparation for real life!

This packet of research-based activities can be used with fiction, non-fiction, and in all content areas. This type of learning serves as a gateway for students to use real world thinking and skills as they: investigate, organize thinking, report findings, and share what they have discovered.

Happy Teaching!


What is included in this packet?

  • Cover page
  • Table of Contents
  • Definition of Reciprocal Reading
  • Purpose
  • Description of Components/Strategies
  • How to Group Students
  • How Much Time?
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Poster for Each Strategy- on the wall or on the Whiteboard
  • Assessment Checklist
  • Credit pages


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