11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading | Edutopia

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An excellent collection of ideas to use instead of round robin reading, which Todd Finley describes as problematic because it:

1 Stigmatizes poor readers. Imagine the terror that English-language learners and struggling readers face when made to read in front of an entire class.
2 Weakens comprehension. Listening to a peer orally read too slowly, too fast, or too haltingly weakens learners’ comprehension — a problem exacerbated by turn-taking interruptions.
3 Sabotages fluency and pronunciation. Struggling readers model poor fluency skills and pronunciation. When instructors correct errors, fluency is further compromised.

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