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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading. RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading." Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text. Several spinoffs of the technique offer negligible advantages over RRR, if any.
10 Of Our Favorite Literary TED Talks From 2015 We adore a good literary TED Talk around here on the Riot. 2015 gave us fascinating talks about poetry in prisons, book cover design, the StoryCorps project, the making of a bad feminist, and many more. Here are our 10 favorites. Harry Baker: A love poem for lonely prime numbers Math and poetry. THE GOTHIC : Materials for Study The Gothic: Materials for Study A hypertext anthology for ENEC 981: The Novel of Sensibility Written and Compiled by: Christine Ruotolo, Ami Berger, Liz DeGaynor, Zach Munzenrider, and Amanda French Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day.
Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Sites We Like: The Lisa Simpson Book Club One of the many many things I like about The Simpsons is that there isn’t any single character that the writers want you to sympathize with. Certainly not Homer, the dopish but lovable star of the show. Certainly not the put-upon Marge, or the delinquent Bart. If anyone comes close to being the character that you see yourself in, it has to be the bookish Lisa. Being a reader in a television nation, I’m sure you can identify with Lisa’s outsider nerdiness. And not only does she read a lot, she has great taste in literature!
LITERARY RESOURCES Literary Resources on the Net These pages are maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers — Newark. Comments and corrections are welcome. Updated 7 January 2006. London Short Fiction: The Fingernail Fairy Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Tracy Kuhn is one of the finalists in our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme and register visit the British Academy’s website. Alana pulled her coat around her and shivered. She really needed a new one; the long, faded velvet frock coat was starting to look shabby.