Using Reciprocal Teaching
Reciprocal teaching takes place in groups of four students, each of whom has one role at a time. The activity is most effective if students periodically switch roles, either during a single reading or for each new reading session. Here are the four roles:
Student handout: the four reciprocal teaching roles, with sentence stems to help get the ball rolling.
Development of Reading to Learn in Science was led by Jonathan Osborne (Stanford University) through a SERP collaboration. Support for Reading to Learn in Science was provided by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education through grant number R305F100026. The information provided does not represent views of the funders.
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