Australian Curriculum Links:
- Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions(ACELY1709)
- Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings (ACELY1712)
- Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media anddigital texts (ACELY1713)
Reciprocal reading involves an independent group of 5, each has a role. The roles are Leader- Gets everyone organised, Questioner- Thinks of questions as reading the text, Summariser- Retells what was just read, Clarifier- Clears up any confusion and Predictor- Who predicts what will occur in the future.
- Begin by showing students the Reciprocal Reading powerpoint reading through it together and then answering any queries which may be occurring.
- So that students gain a great understanding of how Reciprocal Reading works, pull 4 students up the front and model to the class how it works.
- Remind students that this only works if all group members perform their role correctly!
- Choose a suitable text which caters for your reciprocal group. (NB** this text can be anything which ties in to your literacy focus).
- Keep an eye on how the group is progressing
- Let students come up the front and share what their role was and what tasks they completed during the reciprocal time.
- Reciprocal Reading Powerpoint to guide students through the process
- Reciprocal Reading cards Cards which can be printed off, laminated and used to assist the team when performing Reciprocal Reading.