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ERIC Number: EJ823239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Analyzing "Inconsistencies" in Practice: Teachers' Continued Use of Round Robin Reading
Ash, Gwynne Ellen; Kuhn, Melanie R.; Walpole, Sharon
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v25 n1 p87-103 Jan 2009
This study analyzed in-service teachers' and literacy coaches' perceptions of Round Robin Reading to begin developing an understanding of the persistence of this practice in public schools in the United States. Surveying 80 teachers and 27 literacy coaches using an open-ended instrument, we found that many teachers continued to use Round Robin Reading for a variety of reasons. Teacher-given reasons for using Round Robin Reading included covering content, managing classroom behavior, improving fluency, and assessing students' literacy development. Distinct differences in knowledge of fluency research were identified in teachers who used and did not use Round Robin Reading in their teaching. Based on this research, we consider that professional development aimed at supplanting Round Robin Reading in instruction and focused on meeting teachers' instructional goals is essential; it appears that simply reviewing research that indicates Round Robin Reading is an ineffective practice is insufficient, in and of itself, to change practice. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States