Category Archives: narration

Narration Ideas for Older Students

These are just a couple of ideas, suggestions, brainstorming- they are not required, you don’t have to do it this way, and I am sure there are other approaches.  They are for students who have been narrating orally and understand it.   You might have a student write a list of the main points of […]

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Ideas for building narration skills

“What do you see?” is a good question to ask while playing outside, going to a park, looking at a butterfly or a flower. Asking “I wonder…..” why it looks like this? does that? what it’s doing? how it does that? what will happen next? how it got here? Bite your tongue and count to […]

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The Power of Narration

While there are several things we have done and do for language arts in our shrinking little homeschool (next fall I shall have only two students. The last time I had only two students was, my dears, 16 years ago. How strange it feels), the two constants have been good books and required narrations. I’ve […]

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Alexander the Great

Alexander The Great, by Jacob Abbott Pre-reading activities:Find Macedon on a map.What is a regent?Define solicitude.Define impetuous.What is meant by character? Chapter One, possible narration questions: Tell me About Alexander’s Character. Why is character important? Who determines yours? Tell me about where Alexander was from? Tell me about his horse? Tell me about his family? […]

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Part II, What, Me Read?

  In part two of a 3 part series (see below), Professor Bertonneau shares his observation that we live in a post-literate world, and not even an illiterate (or aliterate) but oral society, but a sub-oral wasteland where students often do not even have adequate words to use for thinking, let alone writing. As Richard Mitchell […]

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