Allowing kids to use their creativity or see things from a different perspective will help them create a narration in their own words. This Charlotte Mason inspired method will help reluctant narrators quickly retell their lessons. The process begins by reading your child a passage from a living book or even a portion of your history text. Then ask your child to retell, in his/her own words, what he/she has heard. This method mixes things up in ways that are interactive and innovative.
Check out these Charlotte Mason resources:
Home Education (The Home Education Series) (Volume 1)Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success (Charlotte Mason Topics) (Volume 1)A Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To ManualA Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical TraditionCharlotte Mason’s Original Home Schooling Series