Wednesday Webinar Reciprocal Teaching
Reciprocal Teaching (RT) is a cooperative learning routine that incorporates four high leverage reading comprehension strategies: predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing. When using Reciprocal Teaching, students participate in teacher scaffolded, student-led discussion groups around a grade level text to deepen their understanding and learning. Reciprocal Teaching fosters active reading, independence, and builds the expectation of and a process for comprehending complex text. RT is a widely researched reading comprehension routine that has demonstrated strong efficacy for elementary and adolescent students, across subject area texts, and with various student populations such as general education, at risk, special education and English language learners.