Notes of Lessons: Narration, Class III

Notes of Lessons: Narration, Class III

[We have thought that it might be of use to our readers (in their own families) to publish from month to month during the current year, Notes of Lessons prepared by students of the House of Education for the pupils of the Practising School. We should like to say, however, that such a Lesson is never given as a tour de force, but is always an illustration or an expansion of some part of the children’s regular studies (in the Parents’ Review School), some passage in one or other of their school books.—Ed.]

Subject: Narration • Class III • Time 20 minutes

The Parents’ Review, 1906, pp. 492


I. To help to train the pupil in the habit of attentive reading.

II. To help her to express herself freely and fluently.


Step I.—Ask one of the audience to choose a paragraph from the newspaper suitable for narration.

Step II.—Ask Pannie to read the paragraph once through to herself.

Step III.—When she has done so, ask her to narrate what she has read.

Step IV.—If there is time ask someone to select a shorter paragraph. When Pannie has read this carefully she will write an account of it.