What Is Recitation?
Recitation is a strategic 10 minute period that begins the Grammar school day. During this time two objectives are being accomplished. First, we are specifically training the brain to retain by reciting memorized material. A certain body of material is worked with each week and month, being recited over and over again until it is mastered and has automatic recall at a prompting by the leader. The second objective is to impart a body of quality content - poems, wise sayings, historical monologues hymns etc. - which we believe should be a part of every child’s education.
The material covered in recitation also serves to support and complement that which is learned and memorized in the classroom. Recitation is a rich and living experience which we are privileged to lead!
In addition to classic and historic material, we are pleased to use some newer works, specifically questions from the New City Catechism which have been set to original music by one of our staff members, Sarah Brown, who is a recording artist and composer.