What do you use for Latin?latin
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:26 PM
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5th grade dd is just beginning Latin Prep 1.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:33 PM
My youngest two aren't doing Latin yet.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:38 PM
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Mom of five
Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:59 PM
Now I'm teaching Prima Latina to my 5 and 7 year olds and also at co-op.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:27 PM
aka Christina in OR
Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:40 PM
10yods will be starting Lively Latin next month--he can't wait!
Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:55 PM
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:30 PM
This year we are using Latin Prep with our 3rd grader, and the 8th grader uses Lingua Latina.
We're trying Lingua Latina too, and DS is doing Minimus Secundus with our co-op.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:54 PM
She's continuing the book in honors Latin II at school this year. (And yeah, I chose the book based on the fact that the school that she was applying to used the text.)
It's way beyond me to teach past about chapter 5, and I didn't have the time available to learn it ahead of dd.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:07 AM
We've really loved LC; mind you, the children DO tend to acheive higher marks than me, but ah, well.
It's quite interesting, actually; I'm just finishing up LC II with four of my children: ages 15, 14, 13 and 12; and usually, the 12 year old scores the highest in the tests. Goes to show it really is true that they soak up the information much better when they are younger.
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I myself have bought Henle 1 and plan to start working through it myself...I would like to have a little bit of knowlegde before starting to teach it to the kids!
Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:54 PM
Here is our schedule:
Monday: Watch dvd lessons, do workbook page, make vocab cards
Tuesday: Study cards, listen to CD
Thursday: Same + Quiz
Friday: Same + meet w/ tutor 1 hour
Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:13 PM
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I made sure she was well grounded in English grammar/language and I think that helped a lot.
Started in the 7th grade and DD is doing WONDERFUL! Starting earlier scares me a little bit. For our family, this works best.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:39 PM
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:42 PM
This is my first post in the new forum. I think I just did spell check but am not sure if it checked my document.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:30 PM
2nd grader: Minimus.
I really like both programs.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:31 PM
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:13 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:52 AM
LFC - A I like it but it needs more practice, worksheets and all.
aka Christina in OR
Christina, have you seen the supplemental pages they have on the CAP website? We're using LfC-A, as well, and my biggest complaint (overlooking the typos, that is) is the lack of translation work. The supplemental pages are great for helping to fill that gap.
That said, I am still not 100% certain we'll stick w/ LfC after Primer A. It's working. DS9 enjoys it. He's "getting" it. I don't have any actual complaints on the overall results we're seeing. But... but... I want to look at Latin Book One some more, and possibly Lively Latin. But I'm also holding off to make sure I'm not becoming the bear who went over the mountain, to see what he could see. That's a definite temptation for me.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:56 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:17 AM
DD12 has been using Latin Prep 1 this year and LOVES it! She says that it's great and that she loves Latin when she always thought she'd dread it! Needless to say, we'll be doing Latin Prep 2 next year. What I wonder about is DD9, who says she wants to start Latin, but has a very different learning style from her sister. I'm wondering if Latin for Children, or Lively Latin might be better choices for her next year? Any suggestions?
Latin Prep 1 is another I wanted to look into. :-)
Learning style can make a huge difference, imho. We initially switched from PL/LC1 to LfC b/c of DS9's learning style. He functions beautifully with LfC. DS7, however, has a completely different way of integrating information into useful context, and so he is doing well with PL, and I'm not sure he'd handle LfC well. Fortunately, I have a little more Guinea Pig time before I have to make a choice on him.
I'm sure hoping some of our Latin Gurus (or at least those who've got a better grip on the options/benefits than we do!) will come chime in on this thread with their input. Maybe we should go give 'em a little nudge-nudge?
Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:25 AM
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So far we have done English From the Roots Up for the last 2 years and it has given them a good intro to Greek and Latin roots.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:16 AM
I like Wheelocks, oldest had a year with Wheelocks in college and the second year they use Latina Lingua. The new Latin teacher said it would help them think in Latin better than Wheelocks.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:21 PM
My son (9) uses Latin Prep 1
Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:23 PM
We use Latin for Americans for my 10th and 12th graders and Matin Latin for my 4th and 2nd graders.
We use Matin Latin too. I use ML 1 in 3rd and then again in 5th grade. ML 2 in 4th and then again in 6th grade.