So right now on our schedule for oral narration is:
-once per day from main literature (independent reading)
-once per day from a short story/chapter (alternating fiction and historical fiction or science -- this also is a silent reading)
-once per day from our Bible read aloud
-once per day from Science OR History (read aloud from SCM living books list)
-1-2x per week, very informal narration on a poem
This doesn't even cover picture study, which is to arrive soon via SCM.
So, is 4x a day too much? Too many times to narrate orally during one school day? I've been switching up the expectations, including many variations on narration including drawing, acting, legos, blocks, white board fun, etc. But I'm finding by the 3rd or 4th time in a day where I ask for narration, my son begins to grumble. Some days, it still goes fine when he finally takes a breath and changes his mindset to "try my best", but other times, it's lazy and with complaint.
What's a reasonable expectation on this ? We ARE supposed to be orally narrating everything we read in a CM education...right?
Would love some help!