I began writing this post before schools closed for the school year due to COVID-19. Since more and more teachers are now considering and/or already using novellas with their students, I figured I would finish it. Maybe someone might find it useful. We are reading Rufus et arma atra in my first year Latin class. … Continue reading Using the Teacher’s Guide
I've been thinking a lot on how to plan for 90-minute blocks, every other day, with enough variety and activity to keep students engaged and the lesson compelling. Side note: Also need to take into account not wearing me out (as an introvert I need breaks to keep up my enthusiasm in public) In the … Continue reading Chunking a Class Block
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
[It is a woman's prerogative to change her mind... Thanks to an amazing CI Curriculum Picinic on Saturday with Tina Hargaden and Kaitlin Leppert, I have done just that. I am now editing my Latin II plans to focus on Roman values through cycles of description, narration, informational and opinion writing.] I've basically completed my plan … Continue reading What To Do Next?
[Disclaimer: This year, in my Latin III Prose class, I used SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) to mean the time at the start or end of my class when students chose a novella, magazine, comic, etc. to read on their own. I have since been informed that SSR is generally used to mean the reading of … Continue reading Our First Class SSR
After months of wishing Amazon's new publishing platform, a takeover from Createspace, would acknowledge Latin as a language, I finally gave in and published my first novella through Lulu. You can purchase it here. This novice level Latin language novella has 80 unique words (excluding proper names, different forms, and words defined in the text), … Continue reading Published Novella – Romulus Rex