Loud Larry. Strategy for Monitoring One’s Production of Language. Melissa Duprat. Larry’s Story. Larry was a good student. He did his homework, read a lot of books, and wrote quite well. Unfortunately, he spoke so quietly in class that no one could hear what he was saying.
Strategy for Monitoring
One’s Production of Language
One day, Larry’s teacher asked him to speak much louder. She said to monitor, or think about, how he sounds and whether students are able to hear and understand what he was saying.
It took practice, but Larry tried very hard to listen to himself when he spoke in class, and gradually he began speaking loudly and clearly. Everyone could hear what he was saying. They realized that he was very smart.