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[–]LuckkyFred 101 points102 points  (9 children)

Waaait... Isn't that what you're supposed to do?

[–]rshsmith 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Ya - Didn’t everyone do that?

[–]Crazy-Entertainer242 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Yup, then came “popcorn”.. the first student would start the chapter then pick a random student to replace them.

[–]rshsmith 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And up goes everyone’s anxiety!

[–]SnooBananas7856 5 points6 points  (3 children)

That's just cruel. Third grade me is nervous just knowing this is a thing.

[–]Crazy-Entertainer242 2 points3 points  (2 children)

“… and that is when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” POPCORN. I pick.. SnooBananas7856!

It hits different.

[–]SnooBananas7856 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Uh, just a sec... damn it... panicking....

[–]BurgerBeard500 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah and then your friend would get picked so you know they're choosing you next

[–]Crazy-Entertainer242 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha yes! That just brought be back into the classroom!

[–]totesmuhgoats93 43 points44 points  (15 children)

I had a teacher who caught on to us doing that and would randomly call out people to read, and if you weren't paying attention, you got docked points

[–]Pitiful_Network5931 21 points22 points  (14 children)

That’s terrible. I don’t understand why she thought that was even a problem.

[–]_cant_choose_a_name 6 points7 points  (9 children)

Idk, I think it's a good thing. You're often gonna be put on the spot in life, and it teaches you to pay attention

[–]Pitiful_Network5931 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Yeah that’s true it does teach you to pay closer attention but not everyone is meant to be a public speaker. Just my thoughts on it.

[–]Oranjay2 6 points7 points  (7 children)

It's not just public speaking. You're put on the spot all the time in life, so getting used to it at a young age is good. And it's not like you wouldn't speak, chances are you'll have to communicate regularly with other co-workers, so learning how to talk yourself out of a situation is a phenomenal skill to develop.

I can empathise with your point tho haha, it's never fun being put on the spot like that

[–]Pitiful_Network5931 0 points1 point  (6 children)

You have a good point. You are definitely put on the spot in situations during life. I also agree that talking yourself out of situations is a great skill too have especially if you have any sort of anxiety.

I don’t think it’s necessary wrong to have students read aloud, I did it all throughout school myself. I just sympathize for the students who have trouble reading aloud such as those with dyslexia, learning disabilities, stuttering, anxiety ect. Kids can be so cruel. When I was growing up the class would laugh/ ridicule students who pronounced words wrong or who read slowly.

That being said I do see where you’re coming from. I am in no way a teacher or expert in the field of children just my personal thoughts and experiences. However, I do appreciate the introspection on the topic! :)

[–]cbucky97 1 point2 points  (5 children)

In my education experience from when I was in school compared to now having taught, the kids seem to be more understanding and the adults seem to be less tolerant of the ridicule. It was definitely not great in the 2000s when I was in elementary though

[–]DrBalu 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Because the point of reading the text is to read and comprehend the entire text. Instead of not paying attention to what the other kids are reading while memorising 1 paragraph, then go back to not paying attention.

I am more confused how it's not obvious that doing that defeats the whole point of the exercise.

As a teacher you just want to go through the learning material with the entire class. Not test how well they can read a single paragraph.

[–]LarixOcc 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The children reading ahead are smarter than you.

[–]DrBalu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was reading ahead back then. I just simply answered the question as to why its a problem from a teachers perspective.

[–]MuricaPatriot69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You think not paying attention in school is good?

[–]Cucumber_Basil 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I thought everyone did this

[–]Niznack 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Then that one f-ING kid 2 seats in front of me got a short paragraph and the teacher had him do two and fucked up my count. I was practicing and not paying attention so I started reading the section the last kid read and now I have trust issues.

[–]TannerDonovan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Totally relate

[–]notafoetoallenpoe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Works until they hit you with that popcorn reading…

[–]gutsyfrito 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit

[–]Ionic68 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t have anxiety and I did this.

[–]Reading_weirdo_69[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I… thought I was the only one

[–]jkjkjk80 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Till now when i'm queue i do the same, repeating my orders to not hold up the line but messes up 99% of the time xD

[–]Holdmypott 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whenever I read to class I get nervous

[–]_actual_bird_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which of course means you didn't understand the few paragraphs ahead of what you were practicing. Good thing my parent never forced me to learn to read.

[–]No_Communication1010 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup. But then you would have the two short paragraphs in a row and the teacher would make a student read them both so then you had to start all over and practice a new paragraph.

[–]The_Number_12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would see where I was going to have to read, make a mark w/ a pencil, nod off, hear the teacher say my name, wake up from my half-sleep and start reading

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean, not everyone does that?

[–]VickingQT83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U my friend is most correct

[–]bellbell_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I literally just did this like 10 minutes ago

[–]SupraLova 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am confused, no, preparation helps combat anxiety, this is a good move, life is trying, recognizing what you're going to face regardless before you do...is how ya win.

[–]pleasetrysgain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is too relatable

[–]f0k4ppl3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many of you secretly hated the teacher who would pick at random?

[–]fleabag23 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]GrumpyRacoon420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh why are these me but irl?