Finding a way to engage students during long oral reading passages is a common problem for teachers. Popcorn reading (or the practice of calling on students randomly to read aloud) is a popular choice for a whole group reading activity. However, I do not use popcorn reading in my classroom because I feel that there are several problems with this popular practice.
Why I Don't Like Popcorn Reading
1. Popcorn Reading Doesn't Work for Struggling Readers
Popcorn reading is a