Rufus et Arma Atra: An introductory story line filled with references to ancient Rome, gladiatores and military themes.

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.

Lucia, Puella Mala

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

Pluto: fabula amoris – An introduction to Classical mythological characters for the Novice reader.

Pluto:  fabula amoris by Rachel Ash and Miriam Patrick is a must add to a free volunteer or self directed reading library.  It is affordable and also has a teacher's guide. Students' feedback is that Pluto:  fabula amoris is more difficult than the Rufus titles from the Pisoverse.  My assumption is that is mostly because of a … Continue reading Pluto: fabula amoris – An introduction to Classical mythological characters for the Novice reader.

Self Directed Reading (FVR) observations

Today students turned in Self Directed Reading Log sheets with 22 reading sessions logged.  We started the semester reading for 5 minutes twice a week.  We are now reading for 8 minute sessions.  I'm happy with the progress and overall students are progressing and demonstrating what they are understanding.  Here are a few observations from … Continue reading Self Directed Reading (FVR) observations