Narration, the art of telling, has been used as a pedagogical tool since ancient times. Over one hundred years ago, Charlotte Mason methodized narration and implemented it in scores of schools in Great Britain. Over the past few decades, educators in the US, mostly in home schools, have followed her guidelines with outstanding results.This book discusses the theory behindNarration, the art of telling, has been used as a pedagogical tool since ancient times. Over one hundred years ago, Charlotte Mason methodized narration and implemented it in scores of schools in Great Britain. Over the past few decades, educators in the US, mostly in home schools, have followed her guidelines with outstanding results.This book discusses the theory behind the use of narration and then walks through the process from beginning to end, to show how simply "telling" is the foundation for higher-level thinking and writing.While narration has grown popular among homeschoolers, it also works well in the classroom. In this book, you will find sample narrations and many resources to help you use narration with your students in any setting. If you've been wanting to try narration, but haven't felt confident enough to rely on an unfamiliar method, this book will give you the tools that you need to make the process easier.People are narrating every day, and this book will show you how to make that natural activity a vital part of education that enhances children's relationship with knowledge and allows them to grow into skilled communicators....
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Know and Tell: The Art of Narration Reviews
A thorough and helpful book on how one can use narration in the home or school classroom. Glass describes the process from beginning oral narrations all the way through high school level writing. If you are nervous about teaching your homeschooled child how to write and are thinking about purchasing a program, read this first.
Karen Glass has done it again! This book will undoubtedly become a standard guide and a classic. Homeschoolers who use Charlotte Mason principles will find this book invaluable to their understanding of the power of narration. Karen has made it particularly clear how a student progresses from oral to written narration, essays and finally formal composition. Her instructions are both clear and encouraging. She gives practical examples and advice making it easy to follow and understand, clearing up the anxiety many homeschooling parents have about "what to do when". Most importantly, Karen is faithful to Charlotte Mason's writings and practice of narration in PNEU schools and homes. She is confident that narration works, and readers will come away with the same confidence. I am encouraged that my children will become successful writers, readers, learners and communicators as they practice daily the art of narration. The book is a must-read for every homeschooling parent. It can also be a valuable resource for teachers in any setting, public or private. I hope every educator will find it, read it, and implement narration in their classrooms. Our children deserve to have a rich feast spread before them, and deserve to be able to use narration as a tool for comprehension and expression.
This book provides an in-depth look at narration, the art of telling back. It offers many samples of children’s narrations from all age ranges and ideas to encourage reluctant narrators. It walks parents and educators through all the narration milestones such as transitioning from oral to written narration and from written narrations to essay writing in the upper forms. She includes chapters on narration with special needs children as well as a chapter on how school teachers can implement the practice of narration in their classrooms. This is a very thorough resource on narration.
“Allowing each child to digest and narrate knowledge for herself is part and parcel of a larger philosophy that underpins the use of narration as an educational practice: a philosophy that sees each child as a person with a hungry mind that needs to be fed in order to grow, not a vessel to be filled. To make use of narration and enjoy the full benefits that it can provide, we must make some shift toward an understanding of that philosophy. Narration is not merely a substitute for worksheets.” Karen Glass, Know and Tell p. 186Karen Glass has written what has to be the definitive practical guide to the art of narration, that most Charlotte Mason-ish learning activity. Her new book shows that narration is so much more than a technique for remembering information or for evaluating children’s understanding of material. It’s the bedrock of an educational philosophy that prioritizes making connections, developing relationships and owning one’s learning. In this book, Karen Glass lays out the reasons narration works and the basics of how to do it (with young children as well as older students). Her insightful observations from years of experience are supported with many, many examples of actual narrations by a wide range of students. She also lays out a thorough plan for transitioning from oral to written narration and (later) from simple narration to more complex writing, including five paragraph essays. If you are curious about narration and how it works, this book’s for you. If you currently use narration with your students but occasionally wonder if it’s “enough,” this book is for you. If you have older students and wish you’d begun narration with them when they were young but fear it’s too late now, this book is for you. If you use narration but aren’t sure what to do about written composition, this is your book, too. I know I will turn to it again and again as my students grow in wisdom and in stature- it’s an invaluable resource.
Know and Tell is a thorough explanation of and justification for using the art of narration in teaching writing. I found it to be a concrete tutorial on how to implement and develop narration as I homeschool my son. The author provides lots of good proof and examples that intentional narration works!As a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler, I have been using narration for years with my son. I found this book a relief to have a "how-to" of narration concisely laid out with progression and proof rather than relying on piecing together others' experiences through blogs and forums (although I have learned a lot that way as well!)