Monday, July 16, 2012

Charlotte Mason Narrations, Shakespeare, and Librivox

We have been doing verbal narrations all year, with a few sporadic written ones mixed in. Our latest 'narrations' my kids didn't even realize (I don't think) that they were actually doing school work.
On Friday we drove to the airport to pick up Grandpa for a flying visit and of course the kids were arguing trying to decide what music to listen too.

Finally they agreed on Lambs Shakespeare (I know makes Mom proud).  We downloaded our copy from librivox.org you can directly to Lambs Shakespeare here Karen Savage does an excellent job.

Tales from Shakespeare: Children's Classics

We listened to 'Taming of the Shrew' and 'Twelfth Night' the latter finishing just as we pulled into the airport.

On our journey home the kids told Grandpa about the stories they had listened too.

Boo narrated 'Taming of the Shrew" and Jam narrated 'Twelfth Night' they did an excellent job and remember a lot of detail and names - I was very impressed! I was a little worried that they wouldn't remember much after listening to two so close together but they did. It definitively turned our drive into an educational, fun experience.

I am currently trying to learn more about how to implement written narrations, something I need to be more consistent with next term.  

I found this blog - Charlotte Mason in the Bluegrass who has some very good posts about narrations.
here is the link to her narration workshop. 

I will be definitely spending some time reading this and hopefully have some interesting posts to write about later.  


2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you linked up to the Apologia Blog Roll!

    I'm now following your blog!

    Happy Homeschooling!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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