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The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
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Sketch of Lesson

by E.L. Symmons
Volume 33, no. 7, July 1922, pg. 473


Tuesday morning, May 30th, 9:30

The mornings of the Conference were given up to demonstration lessons by the students to the children from the Practising School, for in the course of their training at Scale How, the students give lessons under supervision from the staff so that at the end of the time they are not only proficient in the theory of education, but have had practical experience both in giving criticism lessons and in teaching in the school.

As many subjects were shown as possible in all the Forms, so as to give some idea of the children's powers of narration.

These lessons were limited to 15 minutes each in order that twelve might be given in the time allowed.

Demonstration Lessons.

The Pilgrim's Progress

Group: English. Form IA. Aims.
(1) To interest the children in good literature.
(2) To help their power of narration.

Introduction. Recapitulation of last lesson.
Step I. Read from The Pilgrim's Progress paragraph relating what happens in the morning following Christiana's dream.
Step II. Narration.
Step III. Continue reading paragraphs relating that Secret tells Christiana that Christian and his companions will be glad when she and her children enter into their Father's threshold. Also of Christiana's sadness, and of the letter Secret has brought for her.
Step IV. Narration.
Step V. Read about Secret's reply to Christiana and the instructions he gives her as regards reading the letter.
Step VI. Narration.


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