You will learn: • What the 4 roles in Reciprocal Reading are. • About the 4 strategies covered in Reciprocal Reading. • How to become a very good reader!!!
A questioner A clarifier A predictor A summarizer There is also a group leader or BIG BOSS The Roles!
The Big Boss • Decides who will do each job. • Tells the group what to read. • Invites each ‘worker’ to do their job after reading each chunk. • Makes sure everyone is joining in.
Ask questions which will help the group to understand what has been read. Thinks of questions to ask as they read the text. Who… What… When… Where… Why… How… What if… The Questioner
Tell the group what you have read in your own words. Only tell the important information, not the little details. Keep it as short as you can! It is a reminder of what has been read so far. The most important ideas are … The main idea is … This part was about … First, ….. Next, …. Then, … This story takes place in … The main characters are … The problem of the story is … The Summarizer
Use what you have read or clues from the illustrations to help figure out what the group will learn or what will happen in the text. You can change your predictions as you read on! I think …. I’ll bet… I wonder if … I imagine … I suppose … I predict … I think this text will be about… The Predictor
You must clarify whenever you: Read a word you don’t understand. Find that sentence doesn’t make sense. Are confused by what you have read. Think about what you did to help you understand. Explain that to the group and tell them what you think it means. The Clarifier
Stop and think about what you have already read. Reread. Adjust your reading rate: slow down or speed up. Try and connect the text to something you read in another book, what you know about the world, or to something you have experienced. Make visual images. Reflect on what you have read. Use print conventions (key words, bold print, italicized words, and punctuation). Look for little words inside big words. Look for base or root words, prefixes, or suffixes. Look for a comma following an unfamiliar word. Sometimes the author will give the definition after the comma. Keep reading to see if you can get a sense of the definition. Things the clarifier can do:
You will be using 4 reading strategies: • Predicting • Questioning • Clarifying • Summarizing
These four strategies will help you to become an excellent reader! Just like him!