Song School Greek

Song School Greek

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ISBN: 9781600510762
Grades: 1-3

Publisher Description:

The Song School Greek Program is a lively and gentle introduction to Koine Greek—the language of the New Testament. One of the mother tongues of the English language, Greek is also a perfectly orderly language, ideal to help us understand the structure of any language and learn how a language works. This program is an excellent prequel to our grammar-based, upper-elementary Greek for Children series.

In Song School Greek (Student Edition), each of the 32 weekly lessons includes songs, fun vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and activities. Enjoyable, everyday vocabulary is introduced in each lesson to encourage and engage young students. A lively musical CD is included with the book and features the vocabulary from each chapter.

Are you concerned about teaching Greek? The accompanying Song School Greek Teacher’s Edition includes answer keys, pronunciation keys, teaching suggestions, and a special DVD for parents and teachers that will teach you the basics of the language. You can do it!

This is a consumable item.

Q: Can I purchase a second student edition without the CD for my other students/children?

A: Unfortunately, no. Because we print such large quantities of the student edition with the CD included, we would actually have to charge more for a version without a CD if we did a small print run.

Category Description for Song School Greek (Gr. 1-3):

In the same spirit as Classical Academic Press' Song School Latin, this gentle course introduces early elementary students to the language of the New Testament, Koine Greek. There are 30 weekly lessons, each of which includes catchy songs that introduce basic vocabulary, writing practice, stories, games and fun activities. The musical CD is included with the student's book. The Teacher's Edition includes the answer keys and teaching suggestions. Although previously included, the DVD is no longer packaged with the Teacher's Edition, but the video content will be available on the Classical Academic Press website. For extra vocabulary practice, consider the Greek Beak Match Flashcard Game. This flashcard set contains over 130 Greek 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. You can use this as a stand-alone introduction to learning Koine Greek, or as a prequel to the newly-released Greek for Children, below. Because we have not seen this course in person as of this writing, we have drawn heavily on details provided by the publisher for this description. - Jess




Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
1
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781600510762
Author
Michelle Hahne
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Classical Academic Press
Weight
1.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.75"
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We loved Song School Latin so much, we decided to try Song School Greek as well!
Katherine W on May 5, 2021
We loved Song School Latin so much, we decided to try Song School Greek as well!
Katherine W on May 5, 2021
Looks like a fun way to learn Greek
Angela H on Jul 15, 2018
Looks like a fun way to learn Greek
Angela H on Jul 15, 2018
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I am using this program with my children ages 7 and 5 and have been very pleased with it as a gentle introduction to the Greek language The book consists of 30 chapters designed to be completed at a pace of one chapter per week The Greek alphabet is introduced in the first chapter together with an alphabet song and a chant emphasizing the sounds made by each letter Mastery of the alphabet is not expected at this point however as letters are introduced at a rate of approximately 1 per chapter throughout the course This course emphasizes oral work making it appropriate for children who are not yet competent readers or writers It can easily be adapted for older children however perhaps by doing more alphabet work early on then having the children read and write the vocabulary words New words are introduced at the rate of 5 or 6 per lesson and every lesson includes a song or chant to teach and reinforce the vocabulary for that lesson It is the songs that set this program apart as they make memorizing new vocabulary so much easier--and children enjoy singing them Throughout the book you have the choice of using modern or ancient (koine) pronunciation and the CD includes tracks for both I do have one quibble with the CD: the pronunciation on the CD does not exactly match that in the book The differences are relatively minor (o is called o-MY-cron on the CD but the book says it should be o-ME-cron etc)--definitely not critical but it would be nice if they were consistent Don't expect to learn much in the way of grammar from this course but it is an excellent way to introduce Greek letters and vocabulary to young children (or not so young mothers who need a jump start!) in a fun and memorable manner
August 4, 2010


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