|Posted on June 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM|
Today I am most grateful for my youngest's Charlotte Mason education. Here is a little example of why. Yesterday she was reading The Wanderings of Odyssseus in preparation for her literature class at a fellow CMer's house. She got to page 40, stopped reading and asked me to join her. She then asked if she could (verbally) narrate the story back to me...so that she wouldn't forget it by the time she got to class. I hear she did excellent in the class discussion and provided some valuable insights about the story.
It just made my little heart all warm and fuzzy knowing that she is taking what she has learned via her at-home CM education and applying it to other settings and purposes. I think Ms. Mason would be quite pleased by this. I know that I am quite happy that my daughter has found a way of addressing her memory/recall issues that makes sense and works for her. Yay Kody Girl! I must admit that I never once thought of using narration to help her with this aspect of dyslexia. The more I see how CM style narration has impacted my kids the more I think it should be the core of any education, regardless of philosophy or style.