Know and Tell: The Art of Narration is now available from Amazon.
If you’ve dipped into the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason even a little, you’re sure to have encountered narration.
Narration is extremely simple to implement and there doesn’t seem to be much to it, on the surface. However, narration is the key that unlocks some important thinking skills. Narration is the foundation of scholarly mental habits. Narration is the core of written composition.
In Know and Tell, you’ll find a discussion of the role of narration in every day life that makes it so potent as an educational method. Narration is a relationship-building exercise. In addition to helping you understand why narration is so effective, Know and Tell will walk you through the process from beginning to end, so that you can see how each stage moves into the next.
The book is supported by dozens and dozens of narrations from real children, which illustrate how the process unfolds. The six-year-old who repeats back the last sentence you read verbatim will become the confident high school writer who can produce an essay every week, if you have the confidence in narration to use it consistently in the educational process. It is my hope that Know and Tell will give you that confidence. I’ve filled it up with tools that will help you along the way, and I hope to hear back from readers that narration is flourishing.
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