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Problems with `round robin` reading in the elementary classroom

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in social sciences, sociology

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Problems with Round Robin Reading In the Elementary Classroom

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Problems with Round Robin Reading In the Elementary Classroom

Round Robin Reading (RRR ) is a literacy practice that promotes oral reading . In this practice , students are asked to read aloud a longer passage from a text while other students keep silence and listen to that student . RRR is also known as `popcorn reading ‘ and `barbershop reading . All the students read aloud turn by turn (Durkin , 2004 Hoffman Rasinski , 2003 . The [banner_entry_middle]

purpose of this research is to provide information about the problems associated with Round Robin Reading in the Elementary Classroom

Several scholars have studied the negative impact of Round Robin Reading on the students ‘ achievement and their behavior . Some researchers have found that Round Robin Reading is a highly ineffective way in which students practice to read . It is also found that Round Robin Reading results in the attitudinal problems as well as negative learning outcomes

Round Robin Reading is used as a tool to make students learn how to read . This practice is in use since several decades and it is still being used in a large number of elementary schools . It is becoming important to stop using Round `Robin Reading as an instructional strategy as several problems are found to be associated with it (Opitz Rasinski , 1998

Students should be given opportunity for self-correction when they are reading aloud . Round Robin Reading does not promote self correction habits in the reader when stumbling occurs while reading . Instead teachers correct the errors by themselves and do not let the students do struggles for making corrections . Sometimes , other students start correcting the errors of the reader before taking the reader opportunity to correct those errors by him /her (Friedland Truesdell , 2004 Students must be able to put their emphasis on the meaning of the text they are reading aloud . If students lose continuity in the meaning then they should be given some time to self-correct instead of pouring meaning on them

When a student reads a passage aloud , other students are supposed to read along . In this way , the listening and reading comprehension skills of students are polished and improved . But this is not found in the reality . As reading and listening comprehension skills go together , a student with poor listening comprehension skills will remain a poor reader

Time is wasted to a significant extent in Round Robin Reading in elementary schools . Insignificant amount of reading takes place in Round Robin Reading as only one student at a time is involved in reading aloud (Hoffman Rasinski , 2003 . Oral reading involves more time as compared to silence reading in which the reading of the same passage takes little time . A huge amount of time is wasted in Round Robin Reading by keeping students focused on the track . That amount of time could be utilized in doing other beneficial tasks such as silent reading (Opitz Rasinski , 1998 . Some researchers (Fountas Pinnell… [banner_entry_footer]

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