“Mommy, I can read Latin!” Wouldn’t you like to hear your child say that? With Little Latin Readers, learning the language of the Church will come easily and naturally for students of all ages. Featuring short stories, simple poems and dialogues, these small-format readers will give beginning Latin students an important sense of achievement and success.
In the natural context of a story or poem, the student will
• become familiar with elementary grammar concepts
• develop comprehension and translation skills
• gain a wide working vocabulary
Students will enjoy selections about ancient Rome, scenes from the lives of Jesus and Mary, and explanations of the parts of the Mass. Each illustrated reader includes explanations of grammar concepts, cumulative vocabulary reviews, reading drills, translations of all selections, and a Latin-English dictionary for easy reference.
One of the great strengths about the LLR program is that it combines the best features that are most effective in learning a language: immersion at a slow pace, gentle enough for anyone to progress no matter what the age, and explanation and reinforcement of grammar concepts.
Ideally, an advanced third grader can start this program with a little guidance from Mom. Each reader includes a brief explanation of the grammar concepts introduced in that reader and gives some reading drills which will allow the student practice with these concepts. If the student reads these explanations carefully and does the reading drills given after most of the readings, he will have no problem whatever in understanding the text. A student could definitely understand these without prior knowledge of Latin.
To demonstrate the gentle pace of these readers, Levels A-C actually only cover Lessons 1-3 in Henle's First Year Latin, which is about half of the first quarter's work.
Level A: Italia (Italy)
First Declensions Nouns • Use of the Nominative Case • Use of the Ablative Case • Prepositions with the Ablative Case • First and Second Declension Adjectives • Being Verbs and Intransitive Verbs (3rd Person)
The Little Latin Reader Level A: Italia is 59 pages. Translations included. Small format (5-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Illustrated.
The Workbook gives more in-depth explanations of the grammar and provide plenty of exercises and drills of grammar concepts. Also includes a 14-week suggested lesson plan, complete answer key, glossary of grammatical terms, nouns and adjective phrases chart, and teacher guide. 81 pages. Illustrated. 8-1/2" x 11"
The Audio Pronunciation CD includes the correct pronunciation for all the words presented in this level. Very helpful tool!