We’ve been doing Charlotte Mason style narrations based on readings for over a year, but now we are branching out a little bit. Sometimes I ask Antonia to tell me back a story from the perspective of a particular character, possibly not a major one. She’s also been doing a little translating of easier passages from French into English. This is not an easy task, and implies a pretty high level of comprehension. I wouldn’t actually have asked her to do this for more than a few sentences, put I got a whole chapter of a book! Most of her narration is still completely undirected.