Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading comprehension; Reading (Middle school);
The purpose of Reciprocal Teaching is to improve reading comprehension through the use of cognitive strategies. The strategies encourage student's self-directed prediction, clarification of information, generation of questions about the content, and summarization of material covered. It also promotes collaboration between the student and teacher in the learning process. Reciprocal Teaching was introduced to teachers at a staff meeting, and they were told they were expected to use these strategies in their classrooms. Teachers were given two choices for training. One was a two-day workshop in August and the other was a thirty-four hour program offered throughout the school year. The goal was to train all teachers at Central Middle School in the Reciprocal Teaching strategies.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
John E. Henning
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©2005 Mary Jo Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Mary Jo, "The impact of reciprocal teaching strategies on reading comprehension" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 655.