This episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio features Lori Oczkus, author of Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension. Many students decode and yet don’t comprehend what they read. Reciprocal teaching is an evidence-based strategy based on the four techniques of predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing, which the author refers to as the Fab Four. This metacognitive technique produces significant growth in a very short period of time while encouraging student independence.
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and speaker who knows the challenges that educators today face in teaching students to read and write. Host Kyle Hamstra is a STEM Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, North Carolina, and ASCD Emerging Leader 2016. Listen to Reciprocal Teaching: Improving Reading Comprehension with Four Powerful Tools.