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Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal Teaching (RT) is a cooperative learning routine that incorporates four high leverage reading comprehension strategies: Predicting, Questioning, Clarifying, and Summarizing (Palinscar & Brown, 1984). When using RT, students participate in teacher scaffolded, student-led discussion groups around a grade level text. The Reciprocal Teaching routine equips students with a procedure for reading complex text that deepens their understanding and learning. RT also fosters active engagement and independent reading. It 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.

Preview Reciprocal Teaching Demonstration Videos

Reciprocal Teaching College Student Video

Reciprocal Teaching College Student Video

Reciprocal Teaching Group Leader Setting Up Groups

Reciprocal Teaching Group Leader Setting Up Groups

Report Outs Only

Report Outs Only

Student Questioning

Student Questioning

Student Prediction

Student Prediction

Student Clarifying

Student Clarifying

Student Summary

Student Summary

Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction

Assigning Roles

Assigning Roles

Full 5 min

Full 5 min

2 Summarizers with Prompting

2 Summarizers with Prompting

Peer Support Leader Summary

Peer Support Leader Summary

Prompting with Decoding Strategy

Prompting with Decoding Strategy

Reciprocal Teaching College Students

Reciprocal Teaching College Students

digiCOACH Walkthrough

Reciprocal Teaching