"Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional activity that takes place in the form of a dialogue between teachers and students regarding segments of text. The dialogue is structured by the use of four strategies: summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting. The teacher and students take turns assuming the role of teacher in leading this dialogue."
-Palincsar, A.S. (1986)
Participants learn to use Reciprocal Teaching “talk groups” in order to explicitly teach students the skills employed by good readers. These skills include questioning, clarifying, summarizing, and predicting. This research-based process has been proven to increase reading comprehension in all content areas, K-12.