High School narrations

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kidsforHim
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High School narrations

Post by kidsforHim » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:48 pm

Could someone give some explanation to the reasons or benefits of doing the various kinds of narrating as instructed in the high school guides, vs just, well, narrating.

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Re: High School narrations

Post by LynnH » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:18 pm

I don't know what the official answer is, but I can share what I have seen. The years of doing HOD written narrations have served my son well and he had gotten where he could whip out a written narration pretty easily. It is a retelling of what he found interesting andit was pretty easy for him to do. Then the various types of high school narrations came around and I was surprised at how some of them really challenged him. The summary narration that I thought would be easy for him, was not at all. To write a very short concise narration that only hits the main points and gives one or two supporting sentences for each main point seemed not enough to him. However having a dd that just graduated college I know she was often given this type of assignment after reading something as well as she had timed short answer essay questions in her college classes and I see this type of narration great practice for this. The key word and topic narrations also serve a similar purpose. They have taught him to look for key words in his reading. This will serve him well as he study for tests or as he writes papers in college. He can focus on the key words in the articles, textbooks readings etc that he is supposed to write a response to. My dd has had lots of these type of assignments.

The opinion narration is a totally different type of thinking. No longer can they just retell, but they have to truly think about how they feel about what they are reading and give well thought out opinions. My ds wanted to just say things like I found this interesting or I agree with him without really telling me why or going deeper than a surface level. I compare these again to assignments that I saw my ds have in college where she had to read something that came from a certain view point and then give her opinions on this view point and since she went to a Christian college she then had to give biblical foundation for her opinion in certain cases. Carrie encourages this type of thinking also.

I think standard narrations are great for before high school, but I feel the different types of narrations first done orally and then done in the written form take it to the true level of college prep high school work.
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Re: High School narrations

Post by LovingJesus » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:15 pm

kidsforhim, thank you for asking this question. I have had the same question. :)

Thank you LynnH for answering so thoroughly. It made a lot of sense and was helpful to read. :)

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Re: High School narrations

Post by kidsforHim » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:39 pm

LynnH, thank you for sharing. That was very helpful & exactly the kind of a response I was hoping for.

LovingJesus, We're thinking alike :)

ANOTHER QUESTION: Could we jump into the last year without having come thru the other high school guides, would it be difficult to do the narrations as instructed?

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Re: High School narrations

Post by LynnH » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:09 am

Kidsforhim I think you could jump into the last year if your dc has had experience with regular narrations. The directions are detailed and talk them through the steps of the different types of narrations. They usually are assigned an oral narration of the same type early in the week and then do the written narration on day 4. I am assuming your dc is a strong reader and can handle the academic load of the high school guides, if this isn't the case then jumping into the last guide would be tough.
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Re: High School narrations

Post by kidsforHim » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:38 am

Basically I am looking for something that will help teach and give experience in taking notes & study skills should he decide to attend a Bible college or technical school. He has had experience with the regular narrations. We have one subject this past year where I had him switch over to narrating vs the matching and filling in the blank. All other subjects have been the workbook type this year but in previous years he did narrating for history. Workbook type curriculum don't teach how to take notes from a lecture etc. I know there are those who have implemented it with their workbook curriculum but I do not know how to teach it to him. He would take it better if the directions for doing so were written right there within the work & HOD does that. I really am not sure of the academic load tho, but I am sure that using Mtmm wouldn't cut it for him.

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Re: High School narrations

Post by annaz » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:43 am

kidsforHim wrote:Basically I am looking for something that will help teach and give experience in taking notes & study skills should he decide to attend a Bible college or technical school. He has had experience with the regular narrations. We have one subject this past year where I had him switch over to narrating vs the matching and filling in the blank. All other subjects have been the workbook type this year but in previous years he did narrating for history. Workbook type curriculum don't teach how to take notes from a lecture etc. I know there are those who have implemented it with their workbook curriculum but I do not know how to teach it to him. He would take it better if the directions for doing so were written right there within the work & HOD does that. I really am not sure of the academic load tho, but I am sure that using Mtmm wouldn't cut it for him.
In WH they are taking notes from an audio and in US1 they are taking a lot of notes from the DVD selection. R&S also contains note-taking, where they can apply it if you so desire to your own church sermons.

All this is coming in due time. Everything I worried about earlier, I'm finding is coming incrementally over the course of the guides!
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