A yearlong course for grades 9 and up
Latin Alive! Book 3 includes lessons on Roman culture, myths, and history, as well as Latin readings and exercises that will prepare students for the National Latin Exam and the Latin Advanced Placement Exam. It also features original Latin writings. The Latin Alive! Book 3 Teacher’s Edition includes the entire content of the student edition as well as translations, extensive teacher’s notes, and unit test reviews and unit tests.
- 16 biweekly chapters, each beginning with the Latin motto of a college or university, divided into 3 units.
- Every chapter includes at least one reading, with an explanation of the phrases in the reading, a glossary, and comprehension questions.
- Each unit ends with a unit reading (longer than the chapter readings) that includes some history on the piece, information on Latin literature, and a multiple-choice question section to check comprehension.
- The last unit includes readings and lessons on original Latin poetry and historical information about Latin poets.
- There are several appendices, including a pronunciation guide, reference charts, a guide to abbreviations, a list of noun cases and their common uses, and worksheets on parsing, declining, and conjugating.
- Grammar includes more in-depth study of the subjunctive mood, irregular nouns, noun and verb reviews, the gerund and gerundive, impersonal verbs, conditional statements, and a study of different kinds of clauses (purpose, result, doubting, fearing).
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“ The input I received [from my students] was largely positive [over other texts] about Latin Alive! Book 3. We enjoy that the translations relate to Roman culture and history, so that those topics are easier to weave into the curriculum. The mottoes are a huge hit too. I have noticed that when translations are harder to decipher the author keeps them shorter but the easier ones are longer. I appreciate that length is relative to difficulty to help us in time planning. ” Shannon H., Legacy Preparatory Academy
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Latin Charts! Colorful and interactive Latin charts display the five noun declensions and the verb endings for present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses. Each chart also lists the related Latin for Children and Latin Alive! chapters. Choose between colorful ready-to-go charts or cuttable interactive charts. The interactive charts are easy to color and, once cut, provide an excellent hands-on approach as students assemble and reassemble the charts. Download the charts here: Colorful Ready-To-Go Charts – Interactive Cuttable Charts
Gaylan graduated with high honors from The University of North Texas in 1964, and is the co-author of the Latin Alive! series, published by Classical Academic Press. His major was English and his minors were Latin and history. He received a Master of Arts in Classics from the University of Minnesota, to which he had received a fellowship in 1970. He retired from teaching in May 2010 after 47 years in the classroom. During his career, he was chosen as teacher of the year twice at Travis High School and once at Westwood High School. Most recently, the American Classical League has honored Gaylan with the prestigious 2016 Meritus Award.
Since retiring he has continued to tutor individual students in Latin and Greek, and he works also with elementary school students, tutoring them in reading and mathematics. Gaylan has served on the National Latin Exam’s Committee for Scholarship. He also volunteers at the Austin Public Library and is the choir director, organist, and minister of music for his church. Gaylan teaches many of the Latin Alive! courses live-online for Scholé Academy.
Karen Moore is the lead author for the Latin Alive! series. She began her study of Latin in seventh grade, and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. Karen earned a B.A. in classics from the University of Texas and has her Texas Teacher Certification for Latin, History, and History Secondary Education. She has taught Latin to students in grades three through twelve (alongside Greek and Ancient Humanities) for over fifteen years. Currently, she serves as the Academic Dean and teaches advanced Latin at Grace Academy, a classical Christian school in Georgetown, Texas. Karen is the co-author of the Libellus de Historia History Readers for the Latin for Children series and has also published a Latin for Teachers DVD set based on her acclaimed Latin training camp for teachers.
Grade Level: Grades 9 and up
Course Length: Yearlong
Content Credit: 1 full high school credit