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 difficult for students to understand the Reciprocal Teaching procedure at first. These cards walk students through the RT procedure step-by-step. All you need to do is print them out and cut them up! I keep them on binder rings, so that they create a fun flip-book. It's the perfect scaffolding to help them until they understand the procedure and are able to continue on their own!
Key Words: Katrina Groen, Reading Strategies, Reciprocal Teaching