First Form Latin Complete Set

First Form Latin Complete Set


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Grades: 5-AD

Category Description for First Form Latin:

Five units; 34 lessons. Covers verbs (present, perfect; 1st & 2nd conjugation) and nouns (1st - 5th declension).

Category Description for First Form Latin Series (Gr. 5-AD):

Mastery is the key to success in Latin and this program is designed to produce mastery. The First Form program is a four-text series (First, Second, Third, & Fourth Forms) from Memoria Press that teaches Latin grammar completely and thoroughly and moves the student firmly into translation and reading. Each student text provides concise, two-page lessons with a specific format: a Latin saying, a set of grammar forms, vocabulary, a grammar lesson, and some elementary syntax. The corresponding student workbook has 4-6 pages of exercises and well-designed drills per lesson that guide the student and teacher through the lesson. 4th to 6th graders can expect to spend about 3 hours per week for an academic year; grades 7th and up can cover a volume in one semester or less.

Other components of the program include a teacher manual, teacher key (answers for Workbook, Quizzes, Tests) quizzes & tests book, workbook key, flashcards, grammar charts, a pronunciation CD and instructional DVDs. In some levels, the Pronunciation CD and the Instructional DVDs are also available as a lifetime streaming option. Once an order for these streaming items is processed, you receive an email with access information.

The Teacher Manual is "where the action is", so to speak. It features a lesson overview, a wrap-around text that includes a scripted lesson and grammar "chalk-talk" (again, scripted in question- and-answer format utilizing a white board). In addition to explaining the integration of workbook, drills, quizzes, and recitation, there are suggestions for incorporating the Lingua Angelica program. Games and review activities complete the offering. Teacher prep is also spelled out very well: read and reread the teaching guidelines for each lesson, read and reread the student text and teacher manual, do all workbook exercises (yes, the teacher will need her own workbook). While this may seem like a lot to remember, the assumption is that the teacher does not know Latin herself and is therefore learning along with the student, staying one complete lesson ahead in terms of prep. Appendices to the teacher's manual include Latin conversations, prayers and sayings with translations, and a grammar reference.

The Text Set includes the student text, workbook, test & quizzes, pronunciation CD, and teacher manual, workbook & quiz/test answer key. The Complete Set includes all the items of the Text Set, plus the flashcards and the DVDs. These Instructional DVDs are taught by Glen Moore or Jessica Watson of Highlands Latin School, utilizing humor and a variety of visual techniques. There are Streaming Options for the pronunciation CDs and instructional DVDs and in some sets the streaming option is replacing the hardcopy.

The Grammar Wall Charts, where available (First & Second Form), are not included in any set. They are 17”x 33” (folded), heavy paper, color charts providing visuals for the grammar taught in the course. (Be prepared to "donate" a significant amount of wall space to these charts.) If you don't have or don't want to donate the wall space, consider using the Desk Charts, which are down-sized versions of the Wall Charts. First Form and Second Form are packaged together. Third and Fourth Form charts are only available as Desk Charts and are packaged together.

The Student Text includes historical notes and photos of current scenes and artifacts. The Lesson Plans provide week-by-week daily checklists of the text and workbook lessons, assignments, review, drills, quizzes, and tests. Incorporating Famous Men of Rome (also published by Memoria) is optional, but will add an additional historical element into the study.

The First Form Latin Review and Second Form Latin Review (student books and answer keys) provide a summer course to review what was learned during each course. ~ Janice

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GINA W on Mar 24, 2022
Recommended by many to prepare for Challenge A in Classical Conversations.
Aneta I on Mar 11, 2022
My friend talked about it.
Luciano P on Oct 24, 2021
Fellow homeschool co-op members recommended.
Mary Kay M on Jun 16, 2021
Latina Christiana worked really well for us. We are continuing the program with First Form Latin.
Renae P on May 29, 2021
to try it. The Latin Road to English Grammar seems too involve
Lilian R on Mar 19, 2021
After much research, recommended by our Classical homeschool co-op
Jennifer T on Aug 1, 2020
Homeschooling my teenager
Dawn M on Aug 22, 2019
It is recommended by "The Well Trained Mind" for a good program starting Latin study for a 6th grader. It has DVDs for lessons.
Angela M on Aug 21, 2019
This program was selected by our local Classical Christian Academy, we are excited to use it!
Jessica Y on Jul 14, 2019
Kelley B on Jul 1, 2019
It is required for our CC Challenge B homeschool program.
Nozomi R on Dec 16, 2018
My son wants to try learning Latin and this looked like it would be the easiest to implement.
Jaci S on Aug 17, 2018
classical for school
Eunice Y on Aug 10, 2018
convenient dvd instruction
Yoanna T on Aug 9, 2018
It is great program leading into Henle Latin, which we will be doing in Challenge A with CC next year.
Amanda C on Jul 23, 2018
good reviews and audio.
Pamela M on Jul 9, 2018
Purchased for my daughter's homeschooling family, per her selection of this Latin curriculum as a very good choice for their needs. Rainbow Resource Center had the best online pricing and free shipping for this purchase, and we always want to support family businesses that support homeschooling - thank you!
Kathy T on Jun 20, 2018
We have been happy with this series so far.
JULIE S. on May 9, 2018
This product was recommended to me by a friend who said it is very thorough and complete in its teaching of Latin.
Dara C on Feb 27, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
Christine S on Oct 25, 2017
To prepare for Classical Conversations Challege A.
Nicole C on Sep 30, 2017
I am hoping that this curriculum will be fun and exciting for my 8th grader to learn and enjoy. It looks extensive enough for a University to accept as a high school foreign language class. I chose this distributor because the price is better than Amazon.
April M on Sep 27, 2017
I chose this product because it was recommended to bridge the "latin gap" when taking Classical Conversations.
lcm5479 on Aug 31, 2017
It included all of the individual items that I would have had to retrieve separately for the beginning year of Latin for two children.
Holly D on Aug 12, 2017
I bought this for my 9th grader to begin gaining a foundation in Latin. Since this is written for younger students, I expect that he will be working through it at a much faster pace. It looks, from the previews to be solid. I am also adding Root Awakenings to our Latin studies this year so he can gain knowledge or root words, cognates, and derivatives. The child I bought this for is interested in studying English. We feel this will be a good preparation for him.
Sarah S on Jul 21, 2017
I have six children. My first two children have successfully used the Oxford Latin course but my third child has struggled with it. First Form Latin takes a different approach. It emphasizes learning the verb tenses and conjugations before emphasizing noun declensions. My son was successful with Christina Latina, which also emphasizes verb tenses, so I decided to try First Form Latin. This program is supposed to be extremely structured as well.
Shawna J on Jul 18, 2017
It was recommended to me.
Grace D on Jun 29, 2017
I am flying blind in finding a Latin curriculum for my 7th grader. I was happy to find good reviews. It sounds very user friendly.
Jennifer C on Jun 14, 2017
I almost always order form you. Great prices and great selection.
Lynnea H on May 16, 2017
First Form Latin is amongst the best and most comprehensive texts for helping my children learn Latin.
Sherri D on Apr 23, 2017
My child wishes to go into linguistics in college. Latin is a good place to start.
Anna M on Apr 3, 2017
Recommended by Classical Conversation members.
Radoslava F on Jan 2, 2017
In a small homeschooling co-op that is switching from Prima Christiana to this. I personally prefer to have all of the teacher's manuals and helps and enjoy the packages offering everything.
TS on Dec 1, 2016
Read good reviews, recommended by the Well Trained Mind author
Sally V on Nov 21, 2016
We've used Prima Latina and Latina Christiana and we needed the next level.
Andrew E on Nov 1, 2016
I needed a beginning High School Latin, I am using to teach English Grammar.
Felicia P on Sep 20, 2016
Looks like a great program to learn Latin.
Marion G on Aug 31, 2016
Finished Prima Latina program, wanted to continue with Latin.
Laura F on Aug 29, 2016
Tried and true method and product, logical progression through the curriculum.
Katherine I on Aug 1, 2016
Good reviews online and by friends. Has audio & dvd to help make learning a language easier.
Wendy B on Jul 29, 2016
Great Price!
Deann H on Jul 19, 2016
Because my child's school required this curriculum.
Elana D on Jun 30, 2016
Required curriculum for my son's school.
Bonnie H on Jun 11, 2016
Ive used their curriculum before and liked it.
Greg M on Jun 9, 2016
part of homeschool curriculum
Leslie S on May 24, 2016
We're brand new to Latin. Looking for something to interest a 9th grader with no Latin experience.
brenda W on Mar 25, 2016
We finished Prima Latina and moved on to First Form. It was a hard transition for the first 3 lessons then we were able to adjust to the new teaching style, and all of the different parts of the program. We did the first 3 lessons and then started over after I figured out how to teach it properly. I use it for English Grammar, Spelling, and vocabulary. So far it has been a great program, after I figured out how to use it.
Toshia B on Mar 19, 2016
Wanted to try something different than Henle Latin this year.
Jennifer M on Jul 25, 2022
Recommended by many to prepare for Challenge A in Classical Conversations.
Aneta I on Mar 11, 2022
Are these faith based?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2022
BEST ANSWER: There are terms in it that are religious but I wouldn’t consider them preachy or anything. There are also prayers to memorize.
Do you find the instructional DVDs helpful/needful and worth getting? I have no Latin background
Christina on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not found them helpful although I have been teaching my kids Latin for several years. My kids also didn't like the videos, so I've been teaching them myself which is fine. The teacher's manual is very detailed, so the DVDs are not necessary.
Does this include the instructional DVD as well as the pronunciation cd?
Kim N on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I bought this set and it did include the punctuation cd. Look under product details and the list appears incomplete and does not match the picture until you click on the arrow that states, "show more." Once you click the arrow, two more items, the cd and workbook, will pop up.
Is this a secular program?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not, but it is not an in-your-face religious experience either. It IS a great resource for learnign Latin and since the catholic church once relied on Latin exclusively, it is a meaningful way of presenting the information. Each lesson has a prayer that is completely optional, so you can skip right over it if desired. I am a secular homeschool instructor, but I still teach the kids the prayers so that they are forced to hear this dead language spoken. It is also a terrific way to teach history. which is a huge part of their curriculum. If you are on the fence post, I say go for is the BEST system out there and I have used it from 3rd grade - 10th grade and it works!
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Rated 5 out of 5
I am so glad I purchased the entire package as it is so thorough and is such a help in assisting me with teaching my daughter Latin.
September 13, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
August 28, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Curriculum
Our family has been very pleased with this curriculum. We have found it rich in content and easy to implement. Our student enjoys Latin and is learning the material well.
August 26, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
We CAN learn Latin!
The first six lessons have been great! We have only memorized Latin endings (conjugations and declensions) prior to trying this program, so this has been quite a bit more comprehensive. The progression is reasonable, not too difficult, and makes sense to us. We like the mix of recitation, practice and review. We have used every part of the set except the quiz book so far and it has all been very helpful and worthwhile.
May 30, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for novices!
I knew absolutely zero Latin so this course was perfect! Complete and thorough explanations every step of the way.
March 23, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thank You
Thank You!!!!!!!!!!
July 15, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very well laid out
My 5th grade son actually enjoys First Form Latin. He is doing extremely well in the class.
October 27, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoying Latin!
This is our first exposure to Latin, myself as the teacher included. We just began this program, and it seems very easy to follow and makes sense in the way information is presented. My girls are really enjoying it!
August 23, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Two years ago we decided to add Latin to our homeschooling curriculum After carefully examining the many options we finally decided on First Form Latin with instructional DVDs featuring teacher Glen Moore While the material was very helpful some of the lessons proved more than amusing As we watched the DVD one afternoon Mr Moore's appearance drastically changed right in the middle of the lesson One second he was explaining verb conjugation and the next second his hair was drastically shorter My son said it looked as if he'd been scalped You know the look of the kid in the yearbook who obviously cut his bangs the night before picture day While obvious the lesson was shot on different days the transition was seamless and caused us to roar with laughter In fact we still chuckle about it from time to time After that lesson we started noticing that Mr Moore's shirt as well as background props would occasionally change while he was in the middle of teaching a concept However nothing else made us laugh like the great haircut debacle
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Memoria Press has outdone themselves this time - First Form Latin is an excellent program We have used Prima Latina Latina Christiana I and II with success but First Form far exceeds the others First Form capitalizes on the systematic nature of Latin and teaches the student in a way that makes perfect sense Both the student text and the workbook are clear and easy for both student and teacher The DVD set is an excellent (and in my opinion necessary) addition to the program The instructor Glen Moore is amazing - my kids love him; he not only explains the material in an engaging and fun manner but he clearly knows and loves what he is doing - we think he is great My kids have gone from tolerating Latin to loving it I would recommend this program to anyone - whether you have had former Latin experience or not Bravo Memoria Press
January 4, 2011

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