Reciprocal Teaching is a highly effective, engaging, reading strategy.
Why use Reciprocal Teaching?
It helps students practice these four, incredibly important reading strategies: predicting, clarifying, questioning, and summarizing (swap out strategies for variety and extra practice)
Actively working together allows students to collaborate and learn from each other
Use this strategy with the curriculum you have in any content area
Once students use these strategies often enough, they begin to do them automatically
**Can be used for literature circles
*Research that shows effectiveness of RT
*Directions for use
*Student cards for activity
*Posters for classroom walls
*Bookmarks with thinking stems and directions
*Four door discussion chart for RT