Google "round robin reading" and all you'll read is how bad it is, how it does more harm than good, and how children should never read this way in the classroom. I know that when I was in elementary, this is what we did. Somehow, I learned to read quite well - thank you very much. I do use round robin reading or popcorn reading in my guided reading groups at times. There are times I what to focus on a higher level concept like characterization or theme and the books they can read at their own level are just not rich enough to really use. So, I'll use a higher level text and we'll read it aloud - round robin style - with me assisting the students with decoding when needed. Is this wrong? Am I doing them more harm than good? Should I only stick to texts at their level? Or, is there a better way to delve into higher level concepts? So what do you think of round robin reading?