Reciprocal Reading Introduce to the whole class the skills of reciprocal reading. The group uses this PowerPoint to guide the students. Students can use dictionaries, paper for note taking.
Predicting • I think… because… • I’ll bet… because… • I wonder if… because… • I imagine… because… • I suppose… because… Leader: Read the next topic sentence or subheading and, based on that, predict what you think the next paragraph will be about. Group: “My prediction is that the rest of the paragraph will be about…” “Based on the topic sentence, I think the paragraph will be about…”
Clarifying Problems: • I don’t understand the part about…, so I: • This doesn’t make sense, so I… : • I can’t figure out…, so I: Solutions: • Reread, reread, reread • Read on for clues • Check the parts of the word I know • Blend the sounds of the word • Reread the sentence to see if it makes sense • Try another word Leader: “What aspects of this paragraph do you need to clarify?” (make clear) Group members: “I’d like to know what the word…..means?” “Where is……………………….located?” “How is this word pronounced?”
Questioning When questioning with fiction and nonfiction: • Ask questions based on the text • Ask questions that are based on the main idea • Ask some detailed-oriented questions • Ask some inferential questions When questioning with nonfiction only: • Ask questions based on text features such as maps, captions, and diagrams. Leader: “In order to check if someone has fully understood this passage, what question would you ask them? Group Members: What…? Why…? When…? Which…? Where…? Who…? How…?
Summarizing When summarizing fiction: • Retell the story in your own words. Include the setting, characters, problem, key events, and resolution. • Give only key points that add up to a short summary. • Use logical order. • Reread to remember main ideas. • Refer to illustrations to summarize. When summarizing nonfiction: • Leave out unnecessary details. • Refer to illustrations, headings, and other text features. Leader: “(name) would you please say/ write a sentence or two to summarise this passage.” “State the main points of this paragraph please (name)”. “What are the most important facts/ pieces of information in this passage?”
Leader Leader: “can you read the next paragraph for us please?” Or “(name) can you read up to…………..” • The leader summarizes the text