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Keywords

Reading comprehension; Reading (Middle school);

Abstract

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

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John E. Henning

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (30 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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