Latin for Children Primer A Activity Book

Latin for Children Primer A Activity Book

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Item #: 015838
ISBN: 9781600510052
Grades: 3-5
Note: The activity book was not revised and is fully compatible with the new editions of the primer A series.Cover was chgd.

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The Latin for Children Primer A Activity Book! accompanies Latin for Children Primer A, following chapter by chapter to supplement and enhance the practice of Latin vocabulary and grammar. With the activities, students will sail around the world, find their way out of dungeon mazes, rescue captive Latin words from an evil wizard, "weed out" the wrong crossword puzzle questions . . . and so much more. With over 100 pages of games, puzzles, and fun, Latin for Children Primer A Activity Book! makes mastery of a classical language anything but boring! Students will love learning Latin and look forward to class. Answers are included in the back of the book.

Designed, revised, and continually sharpened since 2001, the award-winning Latin for Children curriculum continues to be a strong, inviting, and creative program designed to introduce students as young as fourth graders to Latin. It incorporates elements that will engage students of every learning style. When used as a whole, this series trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way that is perfectly suited to students in the grammar stage. The Latin for Children series is taught directly to the child and is a perfect choice for teachers and parents, including those who will be learning along with their students.

This is a consumable item.

Category Description for Latin for Children Primer A:

Category Description for Latin for Children (Gr. 3-5+):

As the books state, "Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware - this series has made Latin the favorite subject of many homeschoolers...." Hard to believe? This thorough program can help you teach your children Latin effectively even if you have no background in or experience with Latin.

Primers (texts) are divided into a handful of different units, with a total of 32 lessons per book. Primer A starts right at the beginning. Each lesson introduces new vocabulary words alongside a Latin concept, starting with verbs and nouns in the first unit and moving on to linking verbs, adjectives, more verb forms, predicates and nominatives, and a bunch of other concepts. The lessons are short at four pages each, except for the periodic reviews which generally have a couple more pages. The lessons begin with a vocabulary list, a chant, and then a discussion/explanation of the target concept. The last two pages hold a variety of short exercises practicing the grammar concept using the vocabulary words. Primers B and C build on the skills learned in Primer A, progressing through more vocabulary words and more advanced grammatical concepts. All levels are integrated with Shurley English as well, so it correlates nicely if you are using that program.

The lessons become longer in the later levels, but they follow the same straight-forward format. Each level introduces students to 240 of the most frequently occurring words in an engaging, easy manner with plenty of practice to help them retain what they've learned. Helpful glossaries are included in the back of each primer.

Paperback Answer Keys contain copies of the student exercises from the Primers, but with answers provided in bold font (includes only the pages with answers). A suggested weekly teaching schedule is also included at the beginning.

To further enhance the program, there are DVD/CD sets for each level, which show the author teaching the lessons to young students, explaining the grammatical concepts in a clear, easy to understand manner. Boys and girls in the elementary and middle grades perform the chants, while the text from the book is displayed on the screen, which helps your child learn them as well as the correct pronunciation. Each DVD set holds five or more hours of instruction, on 2-3 DVDs. We've heard a lot of positive feedback on the DVDs, which kids find entertaining as well as educational.

Audio CDs are included in the DVD/CD sets and are also available separately. The audio CDs feature Dr. Perrin and students pronouncing and repeating each grammar chant and vocabulary words, in both Latin and English. All 240 vocabulary words at each level are chanted and sung. Both the classical and Ecclesiastical are included in the DVD/CD set, but you can now buy just the classical or ecclesiastical pronunciations separately. CDs are great for on-the-go learning. 

Activity Books and History Readers are also available for each level. The Activity Books provide additional practice for each chapter, through fun activities like crosswords, puzzles, word searches, codes, mazes and other fun puzzles. These will supplement and enhance Latin practice while adding a dash of fun for students. The History Readers each offer a selection of stories about history, which are keyed to the vocabulary and grammar learned at each level. The stories are written in Latin and each story includes a glossary, notes, and follow-up questions (in Latin). Reader A shares stories from Greek and Roman history, while Reader B covers Medieval history and Reader C covers the Age of Exploration through 1815. If you are using Veritas History, you will be pleased to know that the content in the readers parallels that from Veritas History for each period covered, and that the readers share history in a Protestant-friendly way.

Test Packets on CD have been discontinued in CD format and in the future will only be available as a download. We currently have some remaining inventory of levels B and C. The CD contains PDF files (Adobe Acrobat Reader needed) for weekly chapter tests, unit tests, and unit study guides. The complete answer keys for the tests are also included.

While this program is certainly flexible, it was designed so that each level is completed in one year, at the rate of one lesson a week, split up into at least two days of assignments. While the program is suggested for use with grades 3-5, with Primer A being taught in 3rd grade, it can be used for older children. If you want to start in 5th grade, you should still begin with Primer A before moving on to Levels B and C.

We offer the materials separately, in Packs, or in Mastery Bundles. Packs include the student text, answer key, and DVD/CD set at that level, while Mastery Bundles include a Pack (student text, answer key, and DVD/CD set) as well as the Activity Book and History Reader.

  Also available for Levels A and B are the Clash Cards: Latin, Level 1 and Level 2 Flash Cards. Each card contains two vocabulary words on each side of the card (divided into "day" and "night" words), with Latin on one side and the English translation on the other. The Latin side of the card contains the main word in Latin, with additional declensions, conjugations, or definitions listed below. The English side of the card contains the main word in English, with common derivatives listed below. Also listed on the English side is the word's classification (ie. noun, verb), as well as the word's book and chapter references to match with the Classical Academic Press textbooks. This set contains 240 vocabulary words that students can use to quiz themselves, or they can practice their vocabulary skills with other students by playing different variations of the Clash Game (instructions for three levels of play are included). - Melissa

Note: A revised edition for Level C is coming out as follows:

August 2020: Primer, Answer Key, and Activity Book (new cover only)

September 2020: History Reader and Streaming Video & Audio

October 2020: DVD & CD Set

Old editions of the primer and answer key are not compatible with this newly revised edition (though the grammar is taught in the same sequence). The teaching video (DVD or streaming), activity book, and history reader are still compatible with either version.

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
Grade End
Note 1
The activity book was not revised and is fully compatible
Note 2
with the new editions of the primer A series.Cover was chgd.
Trade Paper
Activity Book
8 to 11
Elementary/High School
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Classical Academic Press
1.1 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.44"
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Rachel B on Aug 2, 2021
I'm looking forward to using this in our homeschooling this year.
Jane P on Aug 5, 2020
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Rachel B on Aug 2, 2021
For my children to have extra Latin practice.
Burr B on Sep 3, 2020
I'm looking forward to using this in our homeschooling this year.
Jane P on Aug 5, 2020
I used this with my first child and it's great! Excellent instruction from the DVD as well as fun activities and reinforcement for the student.
Sarah S on Jul 20, 2020
Required for co-op Intro. to Latin class
Kelly W on Jul 16, 2020
School's curriculum
Molly R on Jul 9, 2020
We used Latin For Children Primer A with our oldest. Since our youngest will be using it as well, we just needed the activity and the student books.
Robert T on Jun 9, 2020
Our children's school uses this and we love the curriculum.
Donna G on May 29, 2020
We are looking forward to this curriculum based on great reviews. I have two kids in the same grade. After looking through the student book and activity book, I realized they each need their own to fill in the multiple worksheets in each book.
Joelle on Mar 31, 2020
I am a homeschool mom. It is an excellent program to learn Latin and I am learning along with my children!
User on Oct 15, 2019
Great reviews!
Lindsey C on Jul 27, 2019
Best price
Jessica A on Jun 27, 2019
To add to the Latin for children work I am starting at home
Jonathan B on Feb 11, 2019
Need for Granddaughter for Latin curriculum
Cheryl C on Jul 4, 2018
My daughter is going to take latin course for her homeschool co-op.
Jennifer J on Jul 20, 2017
This book is required for a co-op we are trying in the fall. The Latin teacher researched many programs and thinks this one is the best.
Denise B on Jun 14, 2017
Lower price.
Wendy B on Sep 6, 2016
My 3rd grade daughter is learning Latin with Latin for Children. Since she is on the younger side, I think it will be great to have the reinforcement activities in the Activity Book. Our family has love Classical Academic Press and Dr. Perrin's books. Very clear and easy to follow.
Margo D on Sep 1, 2016
Used it before successfully with another child.
Ericka H on Jun 7, 2016
Good reviews, looks fun
Anna D on Mar 7, 2016
For my children to have extra Latin practice.
Burr B on Sep 3, 2020
I used this with my first child and it's great! Excellent instruction from the DVD as well as fun activities and reinforcement for the student.
Sarah S on Jul 20, 2020
Is the answer Included?
Debbie on Apr 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The answers are not in the activity books but can be found in the answer key books.
Is this consumable? I will be doing this with more than one child and would like to know if I need to purchase multiple copies.
A shopper on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is consumable. The publisher does not allow photo copying of this book. I had 3 kids doing LFC A and they each had their own book.
Do I need any other books to go with this one?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is very helpful to also get the Answer Key book, unless you know Latin well enough to know the answers yourself.

The activity book and Latin history reader I would consider optional. My sons have really benefited from watching the DVDs, but that might be considered optional too.
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