In order to get more acquainted with narration I made a narration jar for our family to use. I made a label, scrounged up an old Mason Jar and made some narration slips to go inside. Some of the narration activities are:
- Draw a picture of a scene from your reading.
- Set up a scene from the story with your blocks.
- Model something from the story using play-dough.
- Narrate into the tape recorder.
- Narrate orally to Mama.
- Write down five sentences about what you read.
- Tell me about another story or event that reminds you of what you just read about. Write down three sentences about what you read.
- You have 10 minutes to plan a short skit from what you read.
- If you were giving a test on this reading, what are three questions you would ask? Skip the narration today.
- Write a letter (or e-mail) to Grandma about the reading you did today.
- Tell me what you think is going to happen next, and why.
We also have used a narration cube which the children absolutely love!!
I borrowed Littlest’s cute book basket-she now uses another-and now my Jar, Cube and current family read-aloud have a pretty little home!This page has some great information on Narration if you’re interested in more!