Latina Christiana Teacher Manual (4th Edition)

Latina Christiana Teacher Manual (4th Edition)

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ISBN: 9781615385195
Grades: 3-8

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Latina Christiana I is, quite simply, the best Latin grammar course available for younger beginning students. Cheryl Lowe's clear explanations, easy instructions, and step-by-step approach have led thousands of teachers and students to declare, "I love Latin! With the help of this course, you are sure to love Latin too!

Students who have completed Latina Christiana I are now ready for the First Form Latin Series. Memoria Press recommends students move directly from Latina Christiana I to First Form.

Latina Christiana was designed as a beginning course for students of all ages. This course was specifically written for the teacher with no background in Latin.

There is an optional history component to Latina Christiana I taken from Chapters 1-13 of Famous Men of Rome (reading selections not included in LCI). Drill questions are included in Latina Christiana I, as well as a history test. Learning the history and culture of Rome is often a great motivating factor for students studying the Latin language.

Category Description for Latina Christiana (Gr. 3-8):

For years Latina Christiana has been a trusted introduction to Latin for the young student. That has not changed. Neither has the user-friendliness of the course or the underlying assumption that the teacher doesn't need to know Latin for the student to be successful. However, with its newest edition, Memoria Press has changed the overall purpose of the course just a bit. Latina Christiana I is now considered an introduction for young students to the Forms of Latin series. Its content has been changed to allow for a more seamless transition into First Form Latin. The actual changes to Latina Christiana I may seem slight (removal of personal pronouns and 'possum' and the addition of the imperfect and future of 'sum') but they are accompanied by a reordering of the lessons that means this 4th/2nd edition is not compatible with the previous 3rd/1st edition materials. [To avoid edition confusion in the LC-I books, just remember that the "evens" are the new and go together - i.e. 4th edition of Student Books and Teacher Manuals and 2nd editions of DVDs, Review Worksheets/Teacher, Flashcards, and Pronunciation CD.] Latina Christian II has been phased out and is now out of print.

Lessons (there are 25 plus five reviews) follow a consistent pattern and include an opening (dialogue, prayer, and optional music), recitation of grammar forms, a Latin saying, word study, derivatives, and grammar. Student Books have the lessons laid out in this order, followed by an exercise page for written translation and grammar work. The Teacher Manual shows a reduced copy of the student pages with answers filled in, surrounded by a lesson plan and teaching ideas including a grammar overview and a recitation schedule. The TM also includes reproducible quizzes (for each lesson) and tests (every five lessons) along with their answer keys. Useful appendices include prayers, songs, Latin sayings, grammar forms, vocabulary indices by grammar form and alphabetical, an English to Latin reference, and derivatives/definitions.

An optional history guide is included. LC-I has maps and questions for the first thirteen chapters of Famous Men of Rome (published by Memoria Press). Answers to these are found in the Teacher Manual.

Other course components include Flashcards, an audio CD, instructional DVDs, grammar charts, lesson plans, and Review Worksheets (and Teacher Key).

The Instructional DVDs (also available as a streaming option) provide just one more layer of user-friendliness for the non-Latin speaking mom/parent. Featuring "live" instruction for each lesson, they are designed as a follow-up to the book lessons and include a thorough coverage of grammar lessons, recitation, review, and vocabulary practice. There are about 15 minutes of instruction for each lesson. Please note that the new 2nd edition DVDs feature Jessica Watson as the instructor.

You might be wondering about the differences/relationship between Latina Christiana I and the Forms of Latin series. The Forms have more written exercises. Although an older student can start directly with First Form, the new 4th edition Latina Christiana I provides a solid introduction to Latin for a younger student and prepares them for First Form Latin. ~ Janice

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Latina Christiana is very teacher friendly. I taught myself Latin right along with my children!
Katherine H on Aug 16, 2021
required by the teacher to check my kids' work
Carrie M on Jul 19, 2021
Latina Christiana is very teacher friendly. I taught myself Latin right along with my children!
Katherine H on Aug 16, 2021
part of classical home study group curriculum
Gina G on Jul 27, 2021
required by the teacher to check my kids' work
Carrie M on Jul 19, 2021
Homeschool family that loves Memoria Press
Joshua F on Aug 23, 2020
Have previewed a friend's copy of this curriculum and keen to use too!
Gaylene J on Oct 23, 2019
Memoria Press publishes solid, respected materials that make us confident we have chosen a good program for our sons. We know several young adults who attended Wyoming Catholic College, as well as other traditional liberal arts colleges, whose Latin was strong enough to be admitted to these rigorous programs, thanks to Memoria Press. While the materials aren't as engaging as some other programs, they are well-sequenced and clearly written.
User on Dec 21, 2018
We enjoyed Prima Latina and this is the next level.
Mary H on Oct 9, 2018
To help reinforce lessons learned in Henle
Annette M on Jun 30, 2018
Comes after Prima Latina
Haley P on May 21, 2018
Great first Latin book for 4th grade!
Denise W on Oct 3, 2017
We had an older version which was the incorrect version for class.
Brandon P on Aug 22, 2017
Expedited shipping. Other retailers refused to expedite shipping.
Elizabeth C on Aug 23, 2016
needed for a class
Melanie C on Aug 6, 2016
part of classical home study group curriculum
Gina G on Jul 27, 2021
Homeschool family that loves Memoria Press
Joshua F on Aug 23, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
The first lesson has a definition for oro that is different in the TM than in the student book, but it’s mostly good with notes to begin and review each class. Nice appendix with prayers, songs, history and Latin sayings.
August 20, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Different from Version 3
After having taken a student through First Form Latin, I definitely like this version more than version 3. It's better organized.
January 6, 2017
over 6 years ago

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