In this Thinking Love episode, Amy and Leah discuss Charlotte Mason's method of a lesson that is described in Home Education. This method applies to subjects that involve reading living books, and not areas like copywork or math.
"Method of Lesson.- In every case the reading should be consecutive from a well-chosen book." Home Education
(53s) Misconceptions of a Charlotte Mason lesson. There is more to it than handing a child a book and expecting them to narrate. This can often lead to children not enjoying a book.
(1:40) Method of a lesson cheat sheet printable to place in your planning binder.
(3:20) First point- carefully choose a living book.
(5:00) How important is pre-reading?
(7:42) Second point- Offer a short review
(9:43) Third point- Build a child's anticipation, without explanation or "forestalling the narrative."
(12:35) Fourth Point- Read two or three pages, enough to include an episode.
(15:28) Fifth point- Have the child narrate.
(18:50) Narration is the child's work.
(19:04) Sixth point- The lesson doesn't end just with narration. Have a little talk in which moral points are brought out, show pictures, diagrams, etc.
(21:10) Engaging a child with 50 Famous Stories Retold. Internet resources can be helpful!
(23:45) Final point- Encourage questioning and note-taking.