When students explain to others, they deepen their understanding and gain confidence in their learning. Through Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), learners alternate in performing a literacy activity and sharing their thoughts with a partner by taking on the roles of a coach and player. Students provide and receive immediate feedback from their peers, which can increase their Reading Fluency, Vocabulary development, and comprehension.
Starting at 1:06, watch how this ninth grade teacher uses reciprocal teaching with the roles of summarizer, questioner, clarifier, and predictor in her language arts classroom. By offering example questions, students are able to autonomously read and discuss in their small groups, deepening their comprehension and Social & Relationship Skills.
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