Latin's Not So Tough Level 1 "Short" Set
This kit includes the following items:
Teach your children classical Latin with Latin's Not so Tough! This Level 1 kit is the first of six levels that together will bring students to a thorough knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and Latin translation. Level 1 is designed for early elementary students only, who will require additional practice and a slower introduction; older students may start with Level 2 or 3.
The workbook features phonics and handwriting exercises that will help children to learn how Latin words are pronounced and spelled. Tracing, matching, and writing exercises are included, as well as a set of flashcards to cut out in the back. Lessons cover the Latin alphabet, diphthongs, special consonants and more.
This quiz and exam book includes quizzes, a comprehensive midterm, a comprehensive final, translation exercises, vocabulary identification questions, and some simple conjugations. Answers provided in the back; parents are supposed to cut out the tests.
The short "Answers Only" answer key is a small booklet that features line-listed answers for the workbook. Answers are organized by page number.
Keyed to the workbook level and page, the flashcards feature a letter on the front, and the pronunciation on the back. These flashcards are printed on thin cardstock, and are the same as the pages (on normal paper) that are in the back of each workbook. Cut and hole-punched, a ring and plastic storage bag are included. 44 cards.
This "Short Kit" includes the following:
- Latin's Not so Tough Workbook, Level 1, 106 pages, spiralbound softcover with cut-out flashcards
- Latin's Not So Tough Answers-Only Answer Key, Level 1, paperback booklet
- Latin's Not So Tough Level 1 Quizzes and Exams booklet
- Latin's Not So Tough Level 1 Flashcards on a Ring
This "short" kit differs from the "full kit" in that the full kit has a full-size key with correct answers overlaid on the student pages and a lesson schedule, while this kit includes the line-listed "answers-only answer key." Neither kit includes the pronunciation CD, which is sold-separatel
Each short set includes the Latin's Not So Tough Workbook, an Answers Only Answer Key, Quizzes & Exams, and Flashcards on a Ring.
By the author of Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!, this introduction to Latin begins gently, so even the youngest elementary students can start. Level One is similar to Level One of the Greek, teaching the 24 letters of the Latin alphabet, along with their sounds with and without the macron, and the sounds of vowel and consonant combinations. The workbook has fun activity pages, including matching and fill in the blank. Level Two teaches 50 Latin words to lay the foundation of the study of Latin grammar beginning in Level Three. It reviews the alphabet, diphthongs and special consonants from Level I, then introduces the student to the reading and writing of Latin words. Level 3 applies the vocabulary learned so far to the translation of simple Latin sentences. Noun and verb inflections are introduced. Begin this level in upper elementary or junior high. Level 4 reviews alphabet, vocabulary and grammar. Students continue to read and write in Latin sentences as they learn five declensions and four conjugations (present active indicative); these are reinforced with a variety of activities and continuing sentence translation. In addition, question words, principal parts, macrons, syllables, and accents are studied. Level 5 begins with a review of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar (especially conjugation and declension) taught in Levels 1 through 4. In Level 6, students learn all about infinitives, personal pronouns, cardinal and ordinal numerals, additional special case uses, the passive voice, imperfect and future tenses, and (as always) additional words to expand their vocabulary.
New material is heavily focused on new vocabulary and adjectives (singular and plural of the following cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative). Prepositions and adverbs are also introduced. The student is often asked to translate sentences from and into Latin.In terms of "sectarian" content: Levels 1-4 are "fine" and can be used without difficulties by the charter schools. Level 5 has one small section - a translation from Gideon in the Septuagent that is problematic for some schools. This is info is per Karen Mohs (author).