Every time my students participated in reciprocal teaching, they completed the notes sheet above. Students worked in groups of 4 and each student had an assigned role: clarifier, predictor, summarizer, and questioner. After reading a 2-3 page passage aloud, each student completed their role. Then students shared their roles with each other. After sharing, students had time to discuss one of the questioner’s questions. Reciprocal teaching worked really well in my class for several reasons. First, each student had an assigned role. Second, I pre-taught each reading strategy, so students knew what to do. Third, I set very clear expectations for behavior. In reflections my students completed about reciprocal teaching, all but one student said that reciprocal teaching helped them understand Of Mice and Men.