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.