Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Narration....

Simply Charlotte Mason is having a blog carnival with the focus on narration. I thought I would provide just one small instance of what it brings to the table versus the 'ask and answer' question format. We are listening to Henry Huggins on CD. Today we listened to and read about 5 minutes worth of the book discussing when Henry brings home the fish from the pet shop. When I asked Andrew to give me a sentence or two from the passage, he said, "His mom appreciated the fish." Wow! The word appreciated was not in the text. And it sums it up well. I never would have gotten this word from him though a question and answer session. We do our fair share of worksheets however I encourage everyone when you read to or with your kids- homeschooler or public schoolers- when you are done just say, "let's share!" You will be amazed at what a child comes up with on their own. They must use their thinking mind and then you can proceed to have some additional 'together time' during a grand conversation of the book.

4 comments:

MasterpieceMom said...

So cool!!!

The Glasers said...

Appreciated . . . that is a thousand dollar word!!!! You must be thrilled!

Christin said...

It's so simple yet so profound! Love it!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Wonderful; thanks for sharing!

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