Reciprocal Teaching Resources

From Mrs. Sanchez's class Mariely Sanchez is a 4th grade teacher at David Lawrence Center K-8 in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Cue cards for elementary (.pdf)

Worksheet version of the strategies or steps (.pdf)

Adrian Bruce

Reciprocal teaching is a very powerful strategy for improving reading comprehension

After using this strategy for a number of years I've developed these teaching prompts cards that work for me and the students. I've added a variety of cues to each prompt card so that when familiar with the strategy it becomes an independent group task.

Terri Reh's Comments:

"Better for Middle School--Scroll down to bottom of page for printable cue cards and posters."

From Action Learning Systems, Inc.

The Literacy Solution --A System for Reading Comprehension

Terri Reh's Comments:

"Again, here is something for everyone (including and probably more so for Middle School). This book sets up more question/clarify/ summarize/predict ideas in this pdf/book. While there are no instructions, they are pretty self explanatory. They could be used for deeper reciprocal teaching.

From Jaclyn Adley:

Bookmarks to use for Reciprocal Teaching

From Jaclyn Adley:

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A Maths Dictionary for Kids

From Aussie School House Teachers on the Web, an Australian K-6 teacher defines and illustrates more than 500 mathematical terms. The result is a unique dictionary featuring clear and often interactive graphics, great colors, and lots more. (10.12.9)


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