The Educator's Notebook

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Educator’s Notebook #61 (December 28, 2014)

    • Edutopia
    • 12/01/14

    “Of the thirty-odd studies and articles I've consumed on the subject, only one graduate research paper claimed a benefit to RRR [Round Robin Reading, or taking turns reading in class] or its variations… Katherine Hilden and Jennifer Jones' criticism is unmitigated: ‘We know of no research evidence that supports the claim that RRR actually contributes to students becoming better readers, either in terms of their fluency or comprehension.’ …Silent/independent reading should occur far more frequently as students advance into the later grades.”

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