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Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal Teaching
Before Reciprocal Teaching can be used successfully by your students, they need to have been taught and had time to practice the four strategies that are used in reciprocal teaching (summarizing, questioning, predicting, clarifying). One way to get students prepared to use reciprocal teaching: (from Donna Dyer of the North West Regional Education Service Agency in North Carolina) Put students in groups of four. Distribute one note card to each member of the group identifying each person's unique role: Summarizer Questioner Clarifier Predictor Have students read a few paragraphs of the assigned text selection. Encourage them to use note-taking strategies such as selective underlining or sticky-notes to help them better prepare for their role in the discussion. At the given stopping point, the Summarizer will highlight the key ideas up to this point in the reading. For more information, see the article Reciprocal Teaching for the Primary Grades: "We Can Do It, Too!".

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Reciprocal Teaching for the Primary Grades: "We Can Do It, Too!" In 1978, Durkin (1978-1979) made what continues to be an alarming observation: less than 1% of classroom reading instruction was dedicated to comprehension instruction. When comprehension instruction occurred, the focus was on asking students questions about the text-assessing comprehension, not providing instruction. More recently, Pressley, Whar ton-McDonald, Mistretta-Hampston, and Echevarria (1998) examined reading instruction in 10 fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. Teaching Reading Traditionally, the purpose of learning to read in a language has been to have access to the literature written in that language. In language instruction, reading materials have traditionally been chosen from literary texts that represent "higher" forms of culture. This approach assumes that students learn to read a language by studying its vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure, not by actually reading it.

Reciprocal Teaching Strategies for Reading ComprehensionReciprocal Teaching[Palincsar et al, 1984, 1986] What Is Reciprocal Teaching?The creation of Palinscar and Brown, Reciprocal Teaching is in some ways a compilation of four comprehension strategies: Reading Context Clues Study Guide In this lesson, you'll discover that authors give clues in the text to help you understand what you read. You just have to be a word detective and find them! SOMETIMES AUTHORS NEEDor want to use words they know will be unknown by their readers. So authors slip in other words or phrases to help readers figure out the unknown ones. Authors may define the word, give examples of similar things, or restate the idea to make it clearer.

Learning Oriented Assessment What is Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA)? The term Learning Oriented Assessment is one of several which have been used in recent years with a similar purpose in mind: to carve out a place for a form of assessment with different priorities and values from those of traditional assessment, with its focus on reliability and validity. Like the classroom-based assessment movement in the US, or the Assessment Reform Group’s promotion of formative assessment or Assessment for Learning in the UK, LOA proposes a form of assessment whose primary purpose is to promote learning.

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