As stated in Chapter 6 of our text, reciprocal teaching is an
instructional approach for teaching students cognitive strategies to
improve reading comprehension. This model of teaching is based heavily
on the social learning theories of Lev Vygotsky and Albert Bandura who
emphasize the importance of teacher-student interactions in the learning
process. One of the Common Core English Language Arts College and
Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading states the following:
“Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make
logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing
or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.”
For this discussion:
- Read the Closing in on close reading article about this idea of “close reading” as part of the CCSS initiative.
- Watch the video Watch & learn: text comprehension and discuss how the students assume responsibility for helping one another learn.
- Finally, explain how reciprocal teaching helps
students comprehend what they read more deeply and how it also reflects
this idea of “close reading” as described by the Common Core Standard.
Which educational psychology theory or theories does reciprocal teaching
Closing in on close reading – http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec12/vol70/num04/Closing-in-on-Close-Reading.aspx
Watch & Learn: text comprehension – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbnwBVrJVdY