Let's tap into our community's creativity to produce simple Latin listening materials with visual support for beginning learners of Latin.
Novice high level performance benchmarks from ACTFL. Should we assess performance or true proficiency?
Magister P has created a fantastic universe for Novice readers to experience ancient Rome through Latin text that they are able to access with his Pisoverse. Rufus et Arma Atra is a must have title for a reading library as it is accessible to Novice level learners with mere hours of instruction in Latin. The … Continue reading Rufus et Arma Atra: An introductory story line filled with references to ancient Rome, gladiatores and military themes.
A title with intermediate level Latin text that is accessible for the Novice reader.
As my classes completed a first semester of Self Directed Reading there were still some students who fought the idea of reading or who read begrudgingly. Even though I attempted to consistently remind myself that I needed to hold out and keep offering titles that may interest those students, there were days that it was … Continue reading Quis me amat?: An introductory Latin reading.
Don't forget that my page on self directed reading is currently being updated. In the next few days I should have titles organized slightly differently after some reflections as I end my school year. Brando Brown Canem Vult by Carol Gaab and translated into Latin by Justin Slocum Bailey is a student favorite. It is interesting … Continue reading Brando Brown canem vult: Borderline believable plot that fosters a compelling narrative.
I am currently working on updating information about Latin reading materials so be aware as you look at my self directed reading page. I have to be honest; as I start reading Lucia, Puella Mala that I'm skeptical based on the title. This comes from a father of 3 girls, the oldest being 7, who … Continue reading Lucia, Puella Mala
Branching out from the familiar within simple language context is essential for the Novice High language learner.