4 Foundations of Reciprocal Teaching
- Scaffolding: Providing support, coaching, and corrective feedback for students as they begin to use reciprocal teaching strategies.
- Think-alouds: Modeling the use of cognitive strategies by pausing to reflect aloud in front of students. Making thinking visible to students.
- Metacognition: Thinking about one’s own thinking. Through reciprocal teaching students learn to reflect on their own cognitive processes.
- Collaborative learning: Students work together to construct meaning from text.
Source: Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension by Lori Oczkus, IRA, 2003.