Charles H Hulse Literacy Study

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As a volunteer for the Charles H Hulse literacy program, we were asked to teach English language learners from grades 4 to 6 how to transfer their new language skills into public speaking. Initially this was a difficult task as students struggled to adapt their writing skills into speaking skills. Explaining how to speak in an engaging, confident manner is a challenge even for native speakers; the task can be especially difficult for an English language learner. At first, students struggled with fluency and relied heavily on their written work. The challenge with the assignment was that we had assumed that students had some experience and background knowledge, when in fact; most students had never had to speak publicly before.

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