Students in Mrs. Kate Rays’ Honors English 2 class at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are developing communication skills through class presentations. Mrs. Ray's explained, “We are enhancing student public speaking and verbal communication skills in a unit of study entitled How to Read Literature.” The activity requires students to read, synthesize information, and develop technology-enabled presentations for their peers. Students are evaluated on the use of literary techniques, contextualization of information, and presentation acumen.
“Our English faculty at the CFI provides countless opportunities for students to develop effective communication skills both in verbal and written formats," remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. Students gain experience through written assignments and APA research reports, presentations, poster demonstrations, mock interviews, resume writing, and various other activities that are facilitated in small groups," added Davis.