Reading comprehension is one of the English language abilities for academic learning and as a crucial component of lifelong learning. Through reading, students will develop themselves and achieve progress in every aspect of their life. Referring to the importance of reading, appear the question of how to improve students’ reading comprehension skills. Therefore, teachers should develop their method effectively and use appropriate learning strategies independently to improve students’ reading comprehension skills. One best strategic method to develop reading comprehension skills is the reciprocal teaching. Therefore, this study was preliminary research to obtain perceptions about the design of reciprocal teaching combine with collaborative learning in large classes. This study conducted a qualitative approach to collect some perceptions from the English expert. The participants were English teachers of Polytechnic in Indonesia. Then, the result of the study was students predicted more interactive, communicative, active group discussion, critical thinking, motivation, leadership, and cooperation.