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Narration: A Big Homeschool How-To

Narration: A Big Homeschool How-To

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“When you trust in a child’s God-given curiosity, his natural ability to tell, and when you trust in Living Books, you will feel that refreshing sense of liberty replace the dark shadows of insecurity.”
“When you trust in a child’s God-given curiosity, his natural ability to tell, and when you trust in Living Books, you will feel that refreshing sense of liberty replace the dark shadows of insecurity.”

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Published by: The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine on Jul 30, 2014
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“Narration”: A Big Homeschool How-To By Karen Andreola
 “Mom, quick!” my little girl said, tugging at my skirt. “It’s Puff” (the name of our hamster). he continued “"ome. #e’s in the kitchen. #e’s eating $ina’s food. #e likes it. It’s
increb-i-bulls.
 "ome.” he ran do%nstairs. I follo%ed. &hat a sight. Puff sat ner'ously at the edge of the cat dish niling dry cat food. #e egan stuffing oth cheeks. $ina the cat crouched at an unsafe distance, %atching %ith intense interest ut lacidly as if to say, “*nly too glad to e rid of the stuff.” My eldest child %as on guard ready to make a mo'e in case $ina %anted a +uicier entre for reakfast or something entertaining to a%. #o% Puff escaed his cage is a mystery, ut %e ut him ack %ith hoes he %ouldn’t soon suffer indigestion. "hildren e-ress themsel'es %ith an e'erincreasing 'ocaulary long efore they egin their first language arts lessons. My /yearold’s simle seech %ith her  “
increb-i-bulls
” %as a eek into that “art of telling” that is in e'ery child’s mind, %aiting to e disco'ered. &hen a child is 'ery young, %e take +oy in %atching his first toddling stes. &e record his first %ords until there are too many and %e are far too usy follo%ing him around to kee track. *nce con'entional school starts, %hat is a young child e-ected to do0 it do%n and e quiet1for long, long stretches of time. I found the most intriguing asect of "harlotte Mason’s method of education to e %hat she called 2arration. 3nlike other educators of her day, Miss Mason elie'ed strongly in this aility to tell. he insisted that this ama4ing gift %ith %hich children are orn should not lie fallo% in their education. #er students had lenty of oortunities to narrate. $his %as the method of learning %e chose for our children. It is a ig homeschool ho%to. #o% does it %ork0 5irst read aloud to a child from agearoriate literature.$hen, since kno%ledge is not assimilated until it is reroduced, require the child to tell ack, after a single reading, %hat he has +ust heard. It’s that simle. 6ut isn’t it the simlest things in life that often get o'erlooked0In my re'ious article I introduced my readershi to “7i'ing 6ooks.” $hese are ooks that are ali'e %ith ideas. 8 li'ing ook has facts clothed in literary language. It is allimortant oth in retaining a child’s interest and in gi'ing his mind solid food for thought. "ommonly the ohsocon'enient classroom %orkook suersedes this simle methodof 2arration for e'ery su+ect. In %orkooks a student is faced %ith ages of mindnuming multilechoice, true and false, and fillinthelanks questions. #e %earily tries to rememer
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%hen all the %hile his mind cra'es the freedom to follo% a train of thought. 6ut here is the eauty of 2arration. &hen a child relates a assage from a good ook in his o%n %ords, he follo%s a sensile train of thought and gets to the gist of it all. #e icks u the “%hys” and “ho%s” %ithin the stories of science, history, and %orks of fiction. 2arration is the est %ay to gain kno%ledge from ooks, Miss Mason claimed.8ll the homeschool arent need do is to set the tale %ith a 'aried diet of true and nole ideas for the child to feast uon. $hen, trust in 2arration. &hen you trust in a

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