After I transcribe and asssess using the rubric, I conference with students individually (pulling them aside during their warm-up or other independent tasks over several days). We look at their conversation, the rubric, and set goals for future reciprocal teaching groups. The students really enjoy seeing/reading the transcription, and now they know that I do listen to the recordings.
I do not listen and transcribre every single time, but I have them record themselves every time, and they never know when I will be asessing them. This adds another level of accountability, and although the first transcriptions were very impressive, I have seen them pushing themselves even harder to get to another level.
Finally, yes, it was extra work to transcribe, but I was so proud of my students. It was very fulfilling and motivating for me to see them thinking and working as a group!
Below, is a short excerpt from a longer group transcription, but I was so pleased to see these 9th graders communicating without teacher supervision, and really thinking about the piece of literature they had just finished reading:
Ms. Young is a teacher who wants to keep a record of what works!