Memory Work and Recitation


Our Lord Himself gave some of his deepest teaching in the fabulous stories known to us as parables…
-Charlotte Mason 4:161

Miss Mason recommended teaching children the parables the Lord told by reading them to the child repeatedly, then when he thinks he can do it well, having him repeat it back to you until they can recite the entire parable. She also suggested showing children depictions of parables by the early Masters, done in much the same way that picture study is done, by showing the child the picture, then taking it away and asking him to describe it. We have compiled a list of parables the Lord gave in the New Testament, as well as a number of parables given in the Doctrine and Covenants. In addition, we have linked to depictions of the New Testament parables where we could find them.

Parables Listing and Resources
Teaching Parables: Real Life Examples


Scripture Memorization

All children have it in them to recite; it is an imprisoned gift waiting to be delivered, like Ariel from the pine.
-Charlotte Mason 1:223

Articles of Faith
Doctrinal Mastery & Scripture Mastery
Passages about the Atonement of Christ
Passages for Baptism
Passages for New Priesthood Holders: Coming soon.
Passages for Young Women: Coming Soon.


Additional Resources

Baby Steps Blog: 64 Scriptures for LDS Children to Memorize 
Simply Charlotte Mason: Scripture Memory System
Charlotte Mason Institute: Memory Work in a Mason Education 
Your Morning Basket #2: Furnishing the Mind: A Conversation on Recitation with Andrew Pudewa