Without the ability to comprehend, reading isn’t really reading! Like many of you, I have worked with numerous children who may be effective “word callers” but need help to make meaning out of the text they encounter. Constructing meaning is the key to success in reading. Proficient readers use specific strategies to help them construct meaning. The exciting news is that all readers can be taught to use these skills effectively. As most states across the country have now adopted the new Common Core Standards, it is more important than ever that we take a close look at our comprehension instruction to ensure that all learners in our classrooms are making meaning out of text. The strategies and mini-lessons posted here will help you do just that.
- What is Reciprocal Teaching?
- Reciprocal Teaching Components
- Effectiveness of Reciprocal Teaching
- Materials Needed for Reciprocal Teaching
- 4 Foundations of Reciprocal Teaching
- Do’s and Don’ts of Reciprocal Teaching
- Importance of Think-Alouds
- Implementing Reciprocal Teaching
- Prediction Mini-Lessons and Practice Activities
- Questioning Mini-Lessons and Practice Activities
- Clarifying Mini-Lessons and Practice Activities
- Summarizing Mini-Lessons and Practice Activities
- Reciprocal Teaching Assessment and Intervention Tips
- Reciprocal Teaching Professional Resources
- Free Downloadable Reciprocal Teaching Resources