Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quote: Home Education

From Part V (Lessons as Instruments of Home Education) in Home Education (Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series):
He should have practice, too, in reading aloud, for the most part, in the books he is using for his term's work. These should include a good deal of poetry, to accustom him to the delicate rendering of shades of meaning, and especially to make him aware that words are beautiful in themselves, that they are a source of pleasure, and are worthy of our honour; and that a beautiful word deserves to be beautifully said, with a certain roundness of tone and precision of utterance.


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