This has been a work in progress. The original slide show was by Senora AnneMarie Chase for her Spanish classes. It can be found here. I have adapted it for a Latin class and then edited and/or added slides to fit my needs. I'm going to go slide by slide to explain how I use … Continue reading Starting Class with Small Talk
I wish I had known what to do with songs or just how awesome teaching with songs is... Before I delve into what we've been doing in Latin I this week or just how excited all my Latin classes are to do songs, I have to start by saying thanks to a few folks. Latin … Continue reading O di immortales! Carmina in Classe!
This was my first time attending a conference specifically for Comprehensible Input and I had a great time! Organized by Maris Hawkins and Lynne Hendrick, and held at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information: https://edcampciva.wordpress.com/. I was expecting only two or three other Latin teachers. I am still blown away by … Continue reading EdCampCIVa 2019
Hercules - MAXIMUS HEROS! Hercules, the greatest of the Greek heroes... maybe, maybe not. If you are a teacher looking for Hercules resources: a simplified, vocabulary-sheltered, comprehensive story on Hercules, along with CI activities to preview, assess, and review the story... look no further! [Disclaimer: I have not class-tested these resources yet, but am planning … Continue reading Four Heroes (Quattuor Heroes) #1: Hercules
A quick look at some childhood games re-imagined to get students speaking, listening, and moving in class without a lot of griping. All of these games can work really well in a classroom focused on CI. I Piscatum! / Go Fish! Keith Toda does a great job of describing how Go Fish! works well in … Continue reading Games
First of all, this was not my idea. A colleague of mine, Chloe Scales, learned it from a mutual professor, Dr. Andrew Becker, as a student, then applied it to her own classes as a Latin teacher, and then shared it with me. This reading strategy can be used in two different ways, with a … Continue reading Translate, Tell, Ask