Helping a HS student with narration

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  • nancefarmfamily

    We have drifted in and out of various curriculums and styles over the years, but we keep circling back to a more CM approach.  My 3 youngest have taken to narration wonderfully, however my oldest is very resistant.  He is in 9th grade now and we have been attempting to do narration since 6th (when he left PS)…it’s definitely not his natural talent.  He has asked to do SCM but with “textbook” style questions…how do I help him?  He is dyslexic and dysgraphic.  His dysgraphia encompasses both the physical act of writing and the neurological act of composing.



    Have you tried a shorter passage with just him? My kids all narrate better 1 on 1 with no one else there to distract them or give uncalled for pointers. (We’re working on this one) Do this for “writing” or “English” time.

    You can also stop after a paragraph and ask for just a 1 sentence summary. You could then even write his sentence for him. Then go to the next paragraph. If you write them all down, then you could edit them into a written narration with him.

    I sometimes use promos like what happened 1st then what, then what, to help the children.

    At his age, you could also ask him to compare a character to another one he has read about or tell how he could apply a lesson to today. There are some free narration bookmarks on their site somewhere that I find helpful instead of always asking what happened? There are also narration note cards you can buy for some of the SCM suggested spine books that give you other ideas.

    The free bookmarks

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