How do you do this for high school. If I don’t give some specific assignment, I just get a recap of the chapter. Shouldn’t this be more? Thinking about what was read? Comparing of characters? or something higher level than just a summary? Am I wrong here? How do you do written narrations from readings in this level?
Also, how many narrations per day are high schoolers supposed to be writing?
Yes, I’m looking forward to some suggestions for this as well. I think this was one of the reasons I “chickened out” this year with my 10th grader and used Notgrass instead. I think the upcoming DVD series might help address some of these questions. I have SCM’s Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing language arts book so I’m going to re-read that and see if I can find some specific hs suggestions.Sarai Mermigas-BloorParticipant
I am in the same boat becuase I am new to CM methods, I have been reading and rereading alot. I think I understand in theory, I just don’t know how to do it in practice.
Bumping for you….
I use the SCM book marks as narration prompts, but I’m not sure where to locate them now on the newly formatted site. Hopefully, someone else will chime in.
I don’t know that there’s a set amount, but your high school student should definitely be writing daily.
Hidden Jewel posted this resource on a different thread for history in high school years. Looks like a perfect resource to what is being discussed here:SueParticipant
Here is a link to the narration bookmarks: http://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-bookmarks/my3boysParticipant
How did your high school student like Notgrass?? Can you share your thoughts on the curriculum?? ThanksTailorMadeParticipant
You might find encouragement here:
my3boys, actually that is what the three middles are all using this year. My second oldest (10th) using the HS American history, and the two next dd’s using the younger version of American history. We had strayed from SCM this year and I’m really looking forward to returning next year. Our thoughts: it’s a long time to spend on history each day. If you do the whole program, as written, it says it should take 2-3 hours, I believe. They were getting pretty burned out on the subject (even though it incorporated vocabulary, writing, literature, etc.), it was still on the one subject with the one book open. I did find it useful to help my hs’er take notes each day so she was more prepared to answer comprehension questions. But about a month ago, when I decided I would be returning to SCM, I began altering using the program to be more CM friendly. No more comp. questions and typical quizzes. Written narrations instead and skipping most of the assignments. Working much better now.
For next year, my (then 11th grader) will need World History, so I have been wracking my brain trying to think of how I could skim through the 6 SCM modules and figure out a one year program, but I may just break down and get her the Notgrass World History. She has liked it well enough and I would recommend it; as far as textbooks go, it’s more of a narrative than most. Not too overly burdened with facts and dates. Great photos. But, my first choice would be SCM for next year, if I can figure out a plan.
Hope this helps!my3boysParticipant
I’m in the same boat. And thank you for your review, that was helpful.
My ds needs world history for next year but only focused on the time period of late 18th century to present day. I need to make a decision soon so I can make purchases and plans but I just can’t decide. I’m not very good at planning my own program so I’m thinking Notgrass would work but not sure my ds could handle that one subject for half the day.
I think if may do SCM and add in a few more books. Now I just have to decide on the books
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