These chapters are narration are so thought provoking! Here is what stood out to me:
Children naturally enjoy "telling" ( I have noticed that as a mom, too)
Once children are in modern schools they are told to be quiet instead of speak
Narration helps retention...YES!
Narration builds mental powers
I can say in my own life, I have seen narration at work. I have used narration as a testing tool for 7 years. I have noticed, when you ask a child to narrate back, he has to "work" more. Multiple choice questioning is MUCH easier then narration. I can tell if my children are familiar with a topic just by asking them to "tell me about..." I have used that method all along.
My testimony of narration is this: I have used this method with my oldest son since he was in 1st grade. He is now a teenager in a one day per week difficult Classical/Charlotte Mason high school. It is a school FOR homeschooled children. The school is difficult to get approval for entrance.
His year-end history exam is narration on a topic that the teacher chooses! My son has to be able to "know" about 100 different topics, then on testing day he is quizzed randomly on a topic. This test is known as "the viva voce" Latin for: Oral examination. Since my son has been trained in the art of narration, this difficult test is a breeze for him! He passed both term tests with an "A". All of this to say: narration IS an amazing tool for our children! It will serve them in college and beyond! As soon as I finish working on curriculum ( which is taking up 80% of my day currently, friends!) I will do videos and demonstrate narration and how I do it.
What did you find interesting in these chapters? What do you think about using narration as a test?