I have a 5th grader this year and one of my goals is to transition into writen narrations, but I'm having trouble figuring out what this looks like and how to do it.
So, right now we do oral narrations for history reading (which we do as a family) and she also does oral narrations for her literature reading every day. Then once a week she reads an Aesop's Fable and does a written narration. We go over it together and correct spelling and punctuation and then she rewrites it. So it ends up taking most of a week to write one narration. I think this is working out and is a good starting point, but I'm not sure how to progress or what my end of the year goal should look like. We tried written narrations for her literature reading (she is currently reading the princess and the goblin) but she found it too difficult, plus with correcting and rewriting there were lots of holes because it took her longer to get the narration done then it took to read book (does that even matter???)
Oh and she does write SOMETHING every day... either a first draft of the narration, final draft, copywork, letter to me or what ever.
Advice greatly appreciated!