Once Upon a Time (Olim in Latin) Derivatives I
Stand-alone Latin supplement, Olim series component, or vocabulary program? You decide! This efficient little workbook designed to increase vocabulary retention can be used alongside the Once Upon a Time (Olim in Latin) Latin reading program. Or, it could be used alongside any Latin program. Lastly, it could be used just to increase vocabulary. Impressive in its simplicity and its ease of use, the whole world of derivatives (English words that are derived from Latin roots) is accessed. As the author says, "Studying Latin is hard, but this book is not!"
There are fifteen lessons in Derivatives Book I, each with ten Latin root words (all Latin words are from the Olim Readers) and their meanings. Usually 2-3 derivatives are provided for each root, but sometimes there are as many as 8-10. Lesson exercises are spread over two weeks and include the following: tracing the Latin and English words, choosing the right word to fill in the blank, matching, a story with blanks, multiple choice questions, a write-your-own story exercise, and, lastly a crossword or wordsearch puzzle. A pronunciation guide precedes the lessons, and a complete answer key is included in the back. 143 pgs. pb ~ Janice
Olim means Once Upon a Time - if you're reading Latin. And the Latin stories in this series are meant for reading; each to be read several times, in fact. Designed as a gentle introduction to Latin that allows the student to work at his own pace, these readers provide the stories: fables, parables and Bible stories. The accompanying workbooks help solidify and expand the learning. In the Readers, stories are written first in English, then in Latin with identical corresponding illustrations (nice, black and white pencil drawings) serving as visual cues. The stories have been simplified in English to ease their translation into simple Latin. Sidebar information provides vocabulary and grammar cues. Story reading is facilitated by a thorough pronunciation guide at the beginning of Reader I.
The Workbooks pull it all together providing grammar (Digging Deeper), vocabulary (etymology and derivatives), and translation exercises which are based on and correspond, page by page with the Reader (These including Digging for Treasure exercises that have hidden clues and a surprise at the end of each story). Coordination of the workbook exercises with the stories is found in the Reader. Answers to all Workbook exercises are found in the back of the book. Readers are 50-60 pgs. ~ Janice