Charlotte Mason’s Written Narrations…
Sometimes I don’t understand how writing narrations in school has played such a role in my desire to write, but it has. I remember writing a lot when I was in school! In fact, if you go into our attic and pull out my school, the amount of my writing assignments that I had done are ridiculous. My brother used to joke at me—correct that, he still laughs at me— because when I was done with school, I would sit back down and…write! I would write many things; stories, letters, fake lists, ect.
Narrations are very interesting to me. I loved be able to rewrite (literally) the book I had just read and form it into my own interpretations. True, I didn’t enjoy writing them all the time, but I still found it interesting…and fun! I mean, I could make it sound like a documentary… or I could have fun and write it like another story!
I did narrations from fourth grade through my senior year in High School. Funny how you think your great at something and then next thing you know you can’t bear to look at previous “attempts” of narrations without being humiliated.
I thought it was cool that written narrations help build a solid foundation for spelling AND grammar, too!
Do you have your children narrate?
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Cassondra Freeman is a homeschool graduate, who loves reading, writing, music, photography and spending time with her family. While waiting for her dream of being a wife and a stay-at-home mother to become a reality, she is sharing her passions on her blogs, Beyond the Cover, where you will find wholesome book list for all ages, holiday activities and other passions of her life and Unassuming Designs, where you will find tips to making a great blog design and ways she can help humble bloggers build unique blogs that their readers will love.