Reciprocal Reading is a structured approach to teaching reading strategies that can be used to improve reading comprehension (P3 – S3). The original RIC programme was developed through partnership working with Stirling University and was endorsed by Education Scotland in June 2020: Reciprocal Reading – ES Endorsed Programme

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

From August 2020 – February 2021 an extended online programme was offered. This programme ran over several months (due to the ongoing challenges) and included three online support sessions. The RIC Reciprocal Reading programme details can be found on this wakelet: Reciprocal Reading.

After teaching the four main strategies (predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarising), a popular approach to Reciprocal Reading is the four door chart.

Another example of the four door approach is provided in this Winter Reciprocal Reading wakelet:

Since the start of 2021, several more Reciprocal Reading sessions have been run and we were delighted to have Dr Kylie Bradfield (Stirling University) joining us again. Here is the link to Dr Bradfield’s presentation about think-alouds

To discuss Reciprocal Reading and/or to arrange a session, please contact Dr Janet Adam: