After modeling and instructing students to summarize, question, clarify, and predict text, teachers create small groups where individual students take turns teaching the four-skill process. The activity provides students with reading comprehension strategies and encourages them to think about their own thought processes while using the strategies.


At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define reciprocal teaching and its benefits.
  • Explain its four skills (predicting, clarifying, question generating, and summarizing).
  • Develop a reciprocal teaching instructional plan that incorporates predict stroll lines, “I wonder” questions, and other learning activities.

Reflective Questions

  • What do I think reciprocal teaching is?
  • How am I currently teaching my students to predict, clarify, question, and summarize when reading?