Reading Aloud in Class


Alex Quigley argues against "popcorn" or RRR (round-robin reading).

Professor Diane Lapp, from San Diego State University suggests (in If You Want Students to Read Widely and Well - Eliminate Round-Robin Reading (2012)):

  1. Repeated reading, which involves repeating a reading modelled first by the teacher or another proficient reader.
  2. Choral reading, which means reading together with others who are proficient readers.
  3. Echo reading, or the student echoing or repeating what the proficient reader has just read.
  4. Readers’ Theatre involves a dramatic reading of a text or script by the students.
  5. Neurological impress, which involves the student and teacher reading together while tracking words.