February 21, 2016
New blog under the tab, "Writing in Latin with Students" entitled "Editing." As a former English teacher, there are certain truths I've learned over the years regarding how to get students to write well. Since it other language teachers have asked me for some guidance in this area, I thought I would add what I have learned to this blog as well.
February 8, 2016
Today, on this second snow day of the year, I added the first of hopefully a series of more than slightly ridiculous videos. Domina Magistra teaches the Latin songs that I have been singing to my class for years. The production is amateur and I can't sing worth a damn, but hopefully it will be humorous and somewhat instructive.
February 2, 2016
I wrote the first blog on the new tab, " Writing in Latin with Students." It's a general overview of how to set up successful writing assignments. I taught English for many years and I have found that the same assignment parameters that made students really want to write well in English also apply to Latin.
February 1, 2016
I added a new story to the "Stories for Beginning Learners" folder. This one is called "Verus Amor" and is about a relationship gone bad - giving presents labeled for someone else. It was written to practice the genitive case - particularly the possessive. My seventh graders thought it was pretty funny. Some of them tried to skim ahead so that they could see how it turned out, which is always a good sign. The following day we acted out a simpler version of the story. I orally narrated it and students will take turns playing the roles and adding sound effects to the story. That was a hit and the students were clearly following along. Here is the link to the folder. The same link can be found on the tab, "Stories Not in Your Textbook."