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I’m considering purchasing:
Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing & Know and Tell
I really like how HRTW is laid out in the sample. Would it be redundant to purchase Know and Tell by Karen Glass? I would prefer not to spend a lot of money on books for myself, so if I had to choose one, HRTW looks like the best choice. But would I be missing out on anything critical from Know and Tell?Karen SmithModerator
Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing is everything Charlotte Mason wrote about language arts in the six volumes of her writings, The Original Homeschooling Series books, gathered together in one book for your convenience. If you want a general book on how language arts are taught in a CM education, get this one.
Know and Tell is everything you want to know about narration. Karen Glass does an excellent job explaining narration from beginning narration to turning written narrations into formal essays. If you want a book that thoroughly explains only narration, get this one.
Thanks very much, Karen! They both seem essential to me, far more than the other books I’ve glanced at regarding this philosophy. I’m trying to decide if I should spend a total of $50 on these books (with tax and shipping)—if the information will be crucial to a successful school year. Of course, the company and writers deserve to be compensated. I am just trying to be mindful of my spending. 🙂 There are not too many used copies out there–maybe that is a good thing! People hold onto them and see a need?RuralmamaParticipant
I like both. I am planning to reread them this summer….I need to do better with writing this year. I think I found know and tell used… I check homeschool classifides, ebay and home educators resource for used books…
I don’t even use the spelling part and they are both still useful. We have dyslexia here so All about spelling seems to be working.RuralmamaParticipant
Also if your kids are under like 9 or 10 and you are comfortable with oral narration you could get know and tell later IMHO.
Thanks very much! I think I need both books. 🙂
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