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Latin Alive! Reader (Student Edition)

$29.95

LA4-SE

A yearlong course for grades 10 and up

Features:

  • 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
  • An accompanying Latin Alive! Reader Teacher’s Edition includes the entire student text, more extensive explanation, and teacher tips from the authors

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2016 Practical Homeschool award

My son and I are eager to work through the Latin Alive! book. We have already jumped ahead to peek at the readings. He absolutely LOVES the immersion of Roman culture throughout the book. Thanks for a great product. Melanie H.

Latin for Children and Latin Alive! are challenging and thorough enough for the students, yet simple enough for a homeschool mom without a Latin background to implement. I’m seriously thinking about going back to school for a second degree (in classics) when my homeschooling days are over. Loretta S.

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Latin Alive! compared with Wheelock’s Latin Document (PDF)

Latin Alive! vs. Wheelock’s Latin Table (PDF)

Declension & Conjugation Worksheet (PDF)

Declension & Conjugation Key (PDF)

Roman Timeline Outline (PDF)

Latin Alive! blog Author Karen Moore blogs about bringing this classical language to life.

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

Latin Alive! Reader Errata (PDF)

Ask the Magister (teacher)

Gaylan DuBose, MA

Gaylan DuBose graduated with high honors from the University of North Texas in 1964 with a major in English and minors in Latin and history. He earned 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. Recently, the American Classical League honored Gaylan with the prestigious 2016 Meritus Award.

Since retiring, he has continued to tutor individual students in Latin and Greek and also works 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! online courses for Scholé Academy.

 

Karen Moore

Karen Moore is the lead author for the Latin Alive! series. She began her study of Latin in 7th grade and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. Karen earned a BA in classics from the University of Texas and has her Texas teacher certification for Latin, history, and history secondary education. She has taught Latin (alongside Greek and ancient humanities) to students in grades 3–12 for over 15 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 coauthor of the Libellus de Historia 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.

 

Steven Jones, MA, PhD

We are delighted to have Dr. Steven Jones join us for the fourth book in the Latin Alive! series. Steven is associate professor of classics at Houston Baptist University, where he also serves as chair of the Department of Classics and Biblical Languages. He has previously taught at Baylor University, the University of Texas, and Trinity University. He holds a PhD in classics from the University of Texas, an MA in Greek, Latin, and classical studies from Bryn Mawr College, and a BA in Greek and Latin from Baylor University.

Grade Level: Grades 10 and up
Use: Consumable product
Course Length: Yearlong
Content Credit: 1 full high school credit
ISBN
: 9781600512001
Width: 8.5in
Height: 11.0in
Pages: 272
Version: 1.0