Reciprocal ReadingReciprocal Reading is a successful guided reading comprehension method widely used in USA, Australia, New Zealand and more recently in UK schools. It is recommended by USA Reading Panel (2000) and UK Revised National Strategy (2006).
Reciprocal Teaching is an interactive and systematic approach to teaching comprehension that helps children to develop personal understanding of any given text. It encourages interactive dialogue or discussion between teacher and learners – that once established - enables groups of readers (of mixed ability or similar levels) to explore, question and discuss the meaning of a range of text in collaborative independent groups.
Reciprocal Reading Strategies (Palicsar and Brown, 1986)
|Children highlight main points in the text.||They make links between their prior knowledge and what is implied in the text to anticipate story outcomes.||They generate literal, inference, evaluation questions about the text to check they understand the author's meaning.||They use context to make sense of words, phrases and concepts they do not understand.|