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ERIC Number: ED272652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving Reading Comprehension through Reciprocal Questioning. TECHNIQUES.
Martin, Deanna C.; Blanc, Robert
Lifelong Learning, v7 n4 p29-31 Jan 1984
This document offers "reciprocal questioning" as a technique that promotes active learning and that is a practical and powerful way to help students improve their reading comprehension. First, the technique is described in detail. Steps include selection of four to five paragraphs of text; preparation of 10-12 questions over the material, including factual questions and questions that require inference, application, and evaluation; introduction of the procedure; silent reading of the selection; student questioning of the teacher; and teacher questioning of the students. Suggestions are then offered on how to deal with the questions students ask, questions that are not stated clearly, do not follow logically from the reading, or extend beyond the material. This section includes recommendations for opening the opportunity for others in the class to become involved and for dealing with a difficult question the teacher cannot answer. Suggestions for teachers' questions include repeating the instructions, asking the same questions students asked, asking increasingly sophisticated questions, and knowing when to finish. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A