Alright, everyone loves freebies, so I searched around and found some great Charlotte Mason resources to share with you this week.
Hope these are helpful. Blessings!
Living books are usually written by one person who has a passion for the subject and writes in conversational or narrative style. The books pull you into the subject and involve your emotions, so it’s easy to remember the events and facts. Living books make the subject “come alive.” They can be contrasted to dry writing, like what is found in most encyclopedias or textbooks, which basically lists informational facts in summary form. You might be surprised to find that living books are available for most school subjects — even math, geography, and science!
This is an example of an oral narration where Alex was prompted with "Alex, what can you tell me about the Titanic?". I then typed as fast as he talked (almost) and recorded word for word what he said. This is a classic Charlotte Mason method. You don't have to record your child's narrations, but sometimes, it is really special to add them to notebooks to show the real learning going on. Plus, he feels pretty special having Mom act as the secretary to his Notebooking. *wink*