Reciprocal Teaching

Online Lessons and Resources

Interactive Fab Four Menu
The Interactive Fab Four Menu includes tips for the four strategies and links to video examples of activities to support them.

Reciprocal Teaching Videos
Following are three short videos with Lori Oczkus on Reciprocal Teaching:
Reciprocal Teaching at Work PD Study Guide
Linked here is the PD Study Guide to accompany our book study of Reciprocal Teaching at Work.

Reciprocal Teaching Resources
Linked here is a folder containing Reciprocal Teaching resources from various district PD sessions.



Resources from PD with Lori Oczkus, January 2018

Online Poetry Resources:

Poetry Foundation

Poetry4Kids

SpanishPlayground


Protocols for Poetry: (also available in Reciprocal Teaching Resources)

Close Reading with Poetry - Lori Oczkus

Poem a Week with Fab Four - Lori Oczkus


Online Text Resources:

Newsela - Fiction and non-fiction articles available at multiple lexile levels for grades 2-12. Includes articles from a variety of content areas with many texts available in Spanish.


ReadWorks - Nonfiction and literary articles to support reading comprehension for grades K-12, including sets of Paired Texts (fiction and non-fiction) to help build vocabulary and background in close reading.


Video Links:

Videos from Lori Oczkus on Vimeo

Demo Lessons at FLE with Lori Oczkus (available to FLAS staff only) 





Key Ideas in Reciprocal Teaching
  • Reciprocal teaching is about interactive discussion.
    • Students should be doing more interacting and discussing than writing...use written templates only as a tool to aid in their discussions.
  • The four strategies should be used together.
    • Good readers use the four strategies fluidly as they read. While you may introduce or reinforce the four strategies individually, move quickly to incorporate all four strategies.
  • Reciprocal teaching is not just for the Literacy block.
    • Use reciprocal teaching in other content areas that require reading, including social studies, science, health, etc.
  • Reciprocal teaching is more than once a week.
    • Reciprocal teaching is most effective if students participate in the strategies 2-3 times per week.



Social Media Connections Worth Following

@lorioczkus
Follow Lori Oczkus for ideas on how teachers are using Reciprocal Teaching and other effective reading strategies with their students.


Twitter Hashtags
#reciprocalteaching
#ila