Latin for Children Primer A Chant CD Only: Classical Pronunciation

Latin for Children Primer A Chant CD Only: Classical Pronunciation

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Item #: 064833
ISBN: 9781600512032
Grades: 3-5

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These audio CDs capture Dr. Perrin and his students pronouncing and rhythmically repeating each grammar chart and vocabulary word in the primerfirst the Latin, then the English equivalent. This is an incredible tool to use for fun memorization. It contains all 240 vocabulary words chanted and sung in the classical pronunciation. Take it wherever you go!

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.

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Granddaughter requested to take Latin; other components of the set were given to me by a friend, so I needed only the chant CD
MARILYN W on Aug 26, 2021
required by co-op
Megan D on Aug 19, 2020
Granddaughter requested to take Latin; other components of the set were given to me by a friend, so I needed only the chant CD
MARILYN W on Aug 26, 2021
This item was recommended by a fellow homeschooler as a way for children to learn pronunciation and memorize Latin.
Lori S on Sep 23, 2020
required by co-op
Megan D on Aug 19, 2020
School's curriculum
Molly R on Jul 9, 2020
Required for our co-op
Amanda R on Jun 19, 2020
I lost my original and it helps my daughter with memorization.
Kelly P on Jan 21, 2020
We lost the one from our DVD set, so thankful to be able to buy JUST the cd for my next child, I didn't want to have to buy all the DVDs again!!!
Tina on Aug 18, 2019
Recommended purchase for Providence Preparatory School in Belton, TX
John T on Jul 24, 2019
Required for school
Sarah H on Jul 13, 2019
To learn the chants.
Rebecca P on Jan 22, 2019
It is a requirement for our daughter who attends a homeschool co-op.
Kim T on Aug 30, 2018
This site had the lowest price on this item.
Ashley M on Oct 20, 2017
need for class
Vickie B on Aug 30, 2017
This item was recommended by a fellow homeschooler as a way for children to learn pronunciation and memorize Latin.
Lori S on Sep 23, 2020
School's curriculum
Molly R on Jul 9, 2020
Is this version 4.0?
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