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Called “the power reading vitamin”, Reciprocal Teaching is a proven high yield, low prep scaffolded discussion technique that when used twice a week will give students two year’s growth in just one year. In this new video based on her best selling book, Reciprocal Teaching At Work, literary consultant Lori Oczkus visits three schools to demonstrate multiple tehniques in whole class and small group settings while working closely with teachers across several grade levels. Student engagement is key in Reciprochal Teaching, and we’ll see how students use the four strategies of Reciprocal Teaching - Predict, Question, Clarify and Summarize - with non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Roundtables with teachers as well as one on one discussions with Lori will provide an in depth look at Reciprocal Teaching and how teachers at all grade levels have found unique ways to take this strategy and make it “their own.”
(ASCD DVD, 2019)
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.