Song School Latin Book 2 DVD Set

Song School Latin Book 2 DVD Set

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Item #: 011822
ISBN: 9781600512322
Grades: K-3

Publisher Description:

This engaging, simple, and fun video follows the lessons in Song School Latin Book 2. Each of the 24 episodes (one for every non-review chapter) features a lively magistra and magister who narrate the vocabulary practice, simple grammar lessons, and derivative training. Simeon the Monkey makes appearances in each episode, delighting students with his animated story, which features numerous vocabulary words. There is also an animated "Derivative River” that highlights the way in which Latin words have come into various languages, including English, Spanish, and French. We’re sure this video will be the highlight of your Latin week. Your students will be recounting the stories and words they learn from their digital friends and asking for repeat performances. Give them the opportunity to learn from other teachers and to use the intelligence of their eyes and ears. The multi-modal approach of this video promises to delight and inform young students and set them on a course to loving Latin.


  • 24 episodes, following the book chapter by chapter
  • classical and ecclesiastical pronunciations
  • teaching in vocabulary, simple grammar, and derivatives
  • My Pet Monkey bilingual story animation
  • each episode approximately 10 minutes

Category Description for Song School Latin (Gr. K-3):

If you expect a program with this name to be a gentle auditory introduction to Latin, you’ve nailed it! But be sure to note that this program is also well-constructed, easy-to-use, and FUN. After all, you have a monkey illustrating each chapter, familiar tunes introducing the vocabulary, understandable explanations (i.e. Latin nouns are grouped into five families, or declensions), and just the right amount of practice. What more could you ask for as a painless way to infuse some Latin into your young child’s day? Each chapter is a week’s worth of instruction. New vocabulary words are introduced and featured in a song. These songs are primarily English with appropriate words in Latin and are often set to familiar tunes. (i.e. If you’re happy and you know it, touch your nose – na-res!) The words to each song are printed both in the student text and the teacher’s book along with the specific CD track where the song is found. Actually, I should say “tracks” because each song and its Latin words are presented in two tracks – one with classical pronunciation and one with ecclesiastical. A two-page guide found in both the teacher and student books delineates the distinctions between the two pronunciations and concludes “ultimately the decision (about which to use) is not a significant one.”

Each chapter has a short lesson (grammar) which includes an historical linguistic tidbit as well as a famous Latin saying the student is to memorize. Some chapters include a story which intersperses Latin words with the English. Then it’s up to the student to Practice Your Latin (writing the words), Show What You Know (brief vocabulary identification), Grow Your English (English words with Latin roots), and Review Words (past vocabulary words). Often a cut-and-paste (or some other sort of hands-on activity) is included for reinforcement. Review chapters are included regularly. The Student Book is a worktext which includes the song CD. The Teacher’s Edition is identical to the Student book (but no CD) with answers filled in and teacher’s notes inserted as shaded boxes. While most moms/teachers will be able to figure out the correct answers, the notes and additional activities in the Teacher’s book flesh out the course. DVDs for each course contain 24 ten-minute episodes – one for each lesson in the book covering new material. Each episode features vocabulary practice (ecclesiastical and classical pronunciations), grammar lessons, and coverage of derivatives. Each DVD also features a bilingual story featuring Simeon the monkey, providing another opportunity to use the vocabulary from the lesson. The CD is now available separately and includes the same tracks as those found on the CD in the Student Book. For those who aren’t ready to commit to a Latin curriculum, the CD introduces cute and kid-friendly songs that can be learned by all. There are no printed words with the CD; those are included in the student and teacher books.

For extra vocabulary practice, consider the Latin Monkey Match Flashcard Game. This flashcard set contains over 100 Latin words (with the English translation appearing in small upside down type); use this set to play the suggested games, or simply use them as traditional flashcards. This program is designed as an introduction to Latin for Children but could be used as a stand-alone, get-acquainted-with-Latin experience. ~ Janice

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Because Song School Latin 1 was excellent!
Raven K on Jul 15, 2022
this helps a lot when teaching with the book
Amy M on May 14, 2021
Because Song School Latin 1 was excellent!
Raven K on Jul 15, 2022
the DVD has engaging stories that draw students in and help them recall their Latin vocab.
Denise C on Jun 1, 2022
this helps a lot when teaching with the book
Amy M on May 14, 2021
We enjoyed Song School Latin 1 and are looking forward to checking out Song School Latin 2!
Amara L on May 16, 2020
We are about to finish SSL level one and really enjoy the program.
Elizabeth N on Oct 26, 2018
We're well into Song School Latin Book 1, and our kids LOVE it! They beg to do Latin every day.
Katy M on Aug 14, 2018
My children Song School Latin 1 and were practically begging to begin Book 2.
Brenna C on Jan 24, 2018
Song School Latin is great without the DVD's but there's a lot of fun content and it makes the lessons more rich!
Erin D on Nov 7, 2017
We are currently using Song School Latin 1 and love it! My girls (almost 8 and 9) actually beg me to do Latin. I love that the DVDs allow them to learn independently on this so I have a bit of a break. We still go over the workbooks together, but they just listen to the CDs on their own while they play and have picked up an incredible amount of vocabulary through this program so far. We will be continuing with SSL 2 and then the Latin for Children series. Easy, engaging intro to Latin.
Amanda S on Sep 16, 2017
We loved book 1 and we wanted to continue with Simeon's adventures. Simple, approachable latin. We look forward to our Latin lessons. Seeing and hearing the language being said helps with pronunciation and retention.
Nancy B on Feb 23, 2017
We loved SSL1 so it was a simple decision. My son (8) asked when we could get SSL2 unprompted. He LOVED the stories about Simeon the Latin Monkey.
Amanda P on Feb 16, 2017
We have book 2, so I purchased this to go along with it.
Caron N on Aug 12, 2016
Great online reviews! I have high hopes that my children will enjoy this program.
Heidi L V on Jul 21, 2016
My kids ages 11, 9, 7, 5 loved this program. The DVD lessons are short and have a cartoon that the kids look forward to seeing. This is a fun way to introduce Latin vocabulary and root words. The workbook is simple, but reinforces the vocabulary in an easy way. I love that this program doesn't require much of a time commitment.
Kathryn G on Jul 21, 2016
For the younger ones to be exposed to Latin --- DVDs are great for road trips!
Erin B on Feb 19, 2016
This DVD is being purchases because of the first Song School Latin DVD. My second grade son enjoys it. This was not available when my older kids did Song School Latin. It helps to bring Latin to life.
Kristen F on Oct 16, 2015
the DVD has engaging stories that draw students in and help them recall their Latin vocab.
Denise C on Jun 1, 2022
We enjoyed Song School Latin 1 and are looking forward to checking out Song School Latin 2!
Amara L on May 16, 2020
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I have my older child learning Latin, so I looked for something for my younger ones. My kids have all had fun, we have learned the songs from the book, but those are not on the DVDs- bummer. I have enjoyed the DVDs for the derivatives, and have been touched by some of the connections between words and their roots. My kids love Simeon and his adventures! The videos can be a little choppy on the "teaching" piece- I think that may be when there are differences in classical vs ecclesiastical pronunciations. They are kind of expensive for what they are, but, they enjoy watching and strengthening their word bank of Latin.
October 14, 2015
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