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RECIPROCAL QUESTIONING
 

"Reciprocal questioning gives students an opportunity to read a small chunk of text and then either ask or answer questions. This should be modeled with the teacher participating until students understand the procedure: Students read an excerpt of text. The teacher asks them two or three questions from that section of text only. All questions must come from the text--no background knowledge, so that all students can participate fully. Then the procedure is reversed with students asking questions of the teacher. AFter modelling this several times, divide the students into pairs and have them take turns reading, asking and answering questions. Be sure to specify how far students should read each time."

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The teacher featured in this video is Bobbie Tippets from Majestic Elementary School.

Contact her for more information at

barbara.tippets@jordan.k12.ut.us