Reciprocal Teaching Reciprocal teaching is a strategy used to help students develop a better understanding of what is presented in any given text.It encourages interactive dialogue or discussion between teacher and learners and is mostly used with pupils who have adequate reading ability.
Leader• Decides who will do each role• Tells the group what they will be reading• Invites each member of the group to do their role• Encourages all members to join in with discussions
Questioner• Ask questions that will help the group to understand what has been read• Think of questions while reading the text
Summariser• Tells the group what they have read in their own words• Picks out the main ideas
Clarifier• Clarifies confusing parts of the text to the group• Explains the meanings of unknown words• Answers questions about the meaning of the text• Tells the group the strategies they used to work out words
Predictor• Discusses the predictions they made before, during and after reading the text• Discuss any changes of predictions that were made (confirm & reject)