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ERIC Number: ED370354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Activities and Materials for Implementing Adapted Versions of Reciprocal Teaching in Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels of Instruction in English, Spanish, and French as a Second/Foreign Language.
Hosenfeld, Carol; And Others
Reciprocal teaching, a method of teaching first language reading comprehension, is explained and three distinct applications of the method and materials in second language instruction are described. Reciprocal teaching is viewed as a three-level hierarchy of components and strategies, reflected in the organization of materials and activities. The first section describes the original version of reciprocal teaching theory and research, presents a rationale for adapting original activities and materials for second language instruction, presents two hypotheses emerging from use of the technique in second language classrooms, and offers teachers suggestions for their own classroom use. The next two sections present activities and materials designed to develop the components at the first and second levels of the hierarchy, respectively. At the first level these include: using multiple labels for concepts; producing superordinate terms; and deleting unimportant facts. At the second level, it includes: identifying topic sentences; paraphrasing; and inventing topic sentences. Section four presents three examples of adaptations of the method in: (1) three intermediate Spanish classes, (2) a pull-out remedial class, and (3) teacher training. Materials used in the three applications are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A