Charlotte Mason on Composition

But let me say again there must be no attempt to teach composition. Our failure as teachers is that we place too little dependence on the intellectual power of our scholars, and as they are modest little souls what the teacher kindly volunteers to do for them, they feel they cannot do for themselves. But give them a fair field and no favour and they will describe their favorite scene from the play they have read, and much besides.

(A Philosophy of Education, 192)

What is implied in this quote as well is trust. We must trust the process in order to let our kids grow as narrators and writers.

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