On Writing in Books

“Writing notes in the margins of books is fine if it’s done neatly and beautifully–books should be handled with respect. Numbers, letters and underlining can be used to help spot points and to save the needless work of writing out notes. Let the student write out a half dozen questions about the passage studied. He doesn’t even need to write out the answers if he understands that the mind can only truly know whatever it can rephrase as an answer to a question that it asks itself.” ~Charlotte Mason

I thought this was food for thought.  I know that I am helped immensely by highlighting, underlying and writing in my books.  I think that my book-loving Victoria would be horrified at the thought, though!

Do your kids write in their books?  Do you find that it helps?  What helps your kids retain what they read?




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