Use blackout poetry with a new text as a formative assessment to create rich discussion that is student driven and compelling about theme connected to the text.
Itinera Petri: Flammae Ducant demonstrates why it is an intermediate text from the beginning, which is why it is in level F as an upper intermediate text in my Self Directed Reading program. Peter was sleeping in the past and the perspective shifts to the present when his mother wakes him up. Before she is … Continue reading Itinera Petri: Flammae Ducant – A Latin reader for established intermediate level learners.
For some reason my students do not often read Iter Mirabile Dennis et Debrae. One of my goals next year with SDR (Self Directed Reading) is to do a better job of introducing and highlighting the Latin titles which are now in our library. The story line seems compelling to me as both Dennis and … Continue reading Iter Mirabile Dennis et Debrae: The ancient world meets modern in an intermediate level story.
As I continue to update my self directed reading page I'm amazed at how many titles available to us to build libraries for students. Iter Icari is a must have title that weaves Greek mythology into a modern setting. Iter Icarus is a great story line for a student who is firmly at Novice High … Continue reading Iter Icari: Classical Mythology in Miami.
How can we use the proficiency benchmarks to better understand how Novice and Intermediate level learners process language so that our curriculum guides are optimized for acquisition?