A yearlong course for grades 10 and up
- Reading selections by authors from the days of Cicero to Newton, varying in length and complexity as well as style and content
- Literary genres including poetry, science, philosophy, theology, biography, myth, and fable
- Grammatical notes and a variety of reading comprehension questions and writing prompts to further the study and discussion of the literature
- Segments including “About the Author” and “Culture Corner,” which tell students more about the authors, their times, and the events surrounding the readings
- A thorough review of the most common uses of grammar and syntax in Latin, as well as an appendix that lists all grammar paradigms
- Additional appendices on classical pronunciation, medieval spelling changes, and an overview of Latin poetry (including dactylic hexameter)
- Addendum readings that include passages from the AP Latin syllabus (Vergil and Caesar), useful for a pre–AP course
- Includes the entire Latin Alive! Reader student text, plus more extensive explanation and teacher tips from the authors
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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 can 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 10 and up
Course Length: Yearlong
Content Credit: 1 full high school credit