Many teachers love the routine of reciprocal teaching. The most challenging aspect of this routine for literature circles is keeping students on task and accountable for the cooperative work they complete each day.
Use these routine task handouts to keep each person in the group (questioner, summarizer, clarifier, and predictor) on task.
*Note: I recommend copying each job on a different color of paper so you can easily distinguish them. It also would be a great tool for creating jigsaw discussion groups!