A key component of Charlotte Mason’s method is narration. In simple terms, narration is telling back in your own words what you just read or heard. It’s a wonderful evaluation tool that requires much thinking and assimilating on the student’s part.

However, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut by asking for the same kind of narration, using the same kind of question in the same kind of voice with the same kind of expression every day. (Just ask our kids.)

To help you get out or steer clear of the rut, we just added a CM Time Saver called Narration Ideas. Of course, this list of suggestions is not comprehensive; it’s just a beginning. But we hope it will restore to your studies the joy and excitement of narration.

Feel free to add your own narration ideas in the Comments for this update.