What do you do when you read to a child and they know a narration is going to be asked and you just get a blank stare? Or they can’t answer any questions about what you just read?
So frustrated!!!!!!jill smithParticipant
I am having the same issue here with my 7 year old.sarah2106Participant
Have you check through the Blog for narration information, very helpful!
My first thoughts are…
The book is just not an easy one to narrate. Some books lend them selves to be “easier” to narrate.
The passage is too long – shorten the selection, do a paragraph or two and then narrate before moving on. Some books we have to break into smaller sections narrating as we read other books we can go for longer stretches.
Remember to start with small sections, and if you student is really confused at the idea of narration, remind them that all it is is telling back what they heard like when they tell you about something they saw, something a friend did, something that they read about and now want to tell you… Sometimes my kids start to “overthink” it 🙂
I probably should have mentioned that she’s 9 and not new to narration. We’re using WWEflorencia76Participant
Maybe she needs some prompts? I have the Narration book that SCM published and it’s been an invaluable tool for me. But, this is a nice quick guideconnollyhomeschoolParticipant
I have one that has to keep her hands busy to have her mind completely engage. So once she began crocheting while I read or drawing, she didn’t have an issue. She used to sit next to me while I read, but this year, she just needed something for her hands to do.
I have the Narration book and love it. It’s highlighted all over the place! How do you all use that book? I would love to organize a list of narration questions based on the type of narration I want from my older daughter. Does anyone have such a list made up or know where there is one so I’m not reinventing the wheel? I have the list for SCM that’s on a bookmark but I was hoping to divided them up between narrative, descriptive, and expository.
Thanks for all your help so far!
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