«How to Teach Latin (A Guide to Using Latin for Children) • By Karen Moore N OTA BENE: This guide is intended for the use of teachers in various ...»
Here you will find worksheets that offer practice in declining nouns, conjugating and parsing verbs, modifying nouns with adjectives, and applying all of the above to simple sentence translation. Each one is clearly designated to accompany a particular chapter of Latin for Children, and reviews the vocabulary taught in that chapter.
For those students who are ready to begin reading Latin, the history reader series, “Libellus de Historia,” provides a unique opportunity to apply the grammar tools they have acquired to translation.
“Libellus de Historia, pars A” introduces students to passage translation by presenting them with short individual sentences that add up to create a complete story. The following books, which correlate with primers B and C, both use a more traditional paragraph format, gradually increasing in length and complexity from five sentences at the beginning of B to fifteen sentences at the conclusion of C. The format of this reader series was inspired by the graded readers traditionally used for many decades. Each book features a table of contents listing the grammar assumed and a comprehensive glossary defining every word used throughout the reader. The grammar advances at the very same pace as the primer series. Thus, when Latin for Children introduces demonstrative pronouns in chapter 22 of Primer B, “Libellus de Historia” begins using the same pronouns in chapter 22 of reader B. In addition, each story has its own glossary not only detailing the appropriate definitions for new words, but also providing insightful information regarding grammatical constructions, etymology, or the people and places written about. As an added bonus this little book about history uses the content of the popular Veritas Press History Card Series to guide the subject matter of each story. Thus, when students are reading about the Battle of Bunker Hill on card twenty of the Explorers to 1815 History Card Series, they will read a story about this important event in chapter twenty of “Libellus de Historia, pars C.” These readers provide a wonderful means to laterally integrate Latin and history courses, greatly enriching the study of both.