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Mores research links about reading aloud in roound robin or popcorn is an unsound educational strategy. Author teachers HS ESL and general English.
Literacy Builders: Weighing the Options: Alternatives to Round Robin Reading
Article about the ineffectivenss of popcorn or round robin reading.Author suggests alternatives.
Research on round robin reading tells us:
- It slows down reading rates.
- It lowers the quantity of reading students do. (Research estimates that students actually read between two to six minutes in a typical round robin reading session. Any way you slice it, it’s not much.)
- It is ineffectual at improving reading comprehension. When reading aloud, pronunciation is emphasized over meaning. In turn, text is often read slowly and disfluently which interferes with meaning making.
- It is detrimental to fluency because children are often asked to read texts that are too difficult which leads to choppy models of what reading sounds like.
- It highlights the displeasures of reading leaving children feeling disinclined to pick up books and read on their own.
One option teachers have is to read the text aloud. The benefits of reading aloud to children are well documented. Unlike round robin reading which has many strikes against it, reading aloud has many benefits, including:
- It models what expert reading sounds like.
- It helps kids know and love many different authors.
- It exposes children to many genres.
- It actively engages children in thinking and meaning making while enjoying the piece being shared.
- It conditions the brain to associate reading with pleasure.
- It creates background knowledge.
- It builds vocabulary.
If the issue remains that we want our students to do the reading, then why not have them read it silently? Teachers often worry that student won’t actually read or might not understand what they read. If that’s the case, we’ve got to consider the underlying issues. Are they not reading because they don’t have the stamina they need to get through the text? Are they not reading because the text is too hard? It is only through honest reflection that we are able to answer these questions and in answering them, we inevitably find our way to better alternatives to round robin reading.
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