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RubyPenn

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  1. It's been a few years since I read Climbing Parnassus, but I own Consider This and keep coming back to it. I think the purpose is the same, but she brings up how modern educators, including myself, use learning Latin grammar as a way to train the brain in logic and reasoning, boost SAT scores, help with learning other languages, etc., not just for the end goal of reading Latin authors. Referring to Charlotte Mason, she says, "By the time she lived, there was so much great literature either written or translated into English that she could see that a pupil no longer needed to clear the hurdle of Latin and Greek in order to read great literature, and in fact, spending too much time on that process did not allow enough time for real reading." I think this is where I am at this point in my oldest child's Latin journey. It's taking too much time and he isn't reading as much as he used to. I hope this makes sense. Writing isn't my strong suit!
  2. Yes, I think you are correct. I actually agree more with what Karen Glass says the purpose of Latin is in Consider This.
  3. I'm on another forum where the moms say make him do it even if he hates it because he will benefit from it in the end, but I am beginning to disagree with that. I also have other battles to fight!
  4. He did Prima Latin in 3rd, then just vocab from 4th-6th. I read Climbing Parnassus and was convinced he should actually learn the language, so last year he did most of Memoria Press's First Form. We detoured into Latin Alive this year, but ended up back in First Form, which he just finished. My goal for him is really to learn vocabulary so he can decipher English words and do some simple translating, not so he can translate Virgil and Cicero. What I do want for him is to be fluent in a modern language so he can read, write, and converse in it.
  5. He is deciding between French and German.
  6. When is it time to allow your kids to stop learning Latin? My 8th grader is good at it, but HATES it with a passion. He asks repeatedly if he can quit and I always say no, but I am now considering letting him because with our very busy schedule, we aren't getting to everything, and something needs to go. He will have to study Latin and Greek roots with Vocab from Classical Roots if I let Latin go.
  7. When is it time to allow your kids to stop learning Latin? My 8th grader is good at it, but HATES it with a passion. He asks repeatedly if he can quit and I always say no, but I am now considering letting him because with our very busy schedule, we aren't getting to everything, and something needs to go. He will have to study Latin and Greek roots with Vocab from Classical Roots if I let Latin go.
  8. Hi! This is my first time posting in this forum. What Latin do you recommend for building vocabulary? My child is in 8th grade and did First Form last year and I switched him to Latin Alive Book 1 this year, which I am sorry I did. He really dislikes Latin even though he is fairly good at it, and I'm honestly not interested in having him translate classics, which is what I've been told is a primary reason for learning the language. I really want him to have a strong grasp of the vocabulary, though. My husband and I want him to have one more year of Latin, but I'm not so sure about sticking it out with Latin Alive. So what programs do you think are best for our goals? I'm quite intrigued by Lingua Latina.
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