Week 10 – Latin I

 

Monday

Columbus Day Holiday – No School

Tuesday, October 9th, Day 41

  1. Discipulus Illustris

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Quick Quiz – verum an falsum (based on the information from the interview)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss (a summary of the Interview)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 0 minutes

NB: I changed the format of the interview to interview two students at the same time, and then compare their answers.  This ended up taking most the period, and the Write and Discuss ended up being a compare/contrast discussion.  It was unplanned (I decided somewhat spontaneously to interview two students at once) but it ended up being an interesting activity. A good twist on a routine activity.

 

Wednesday, October 10th, Day 42

  1. Card Talk – Quid actum est feriis autumnis?

(What happened over fall break?)

I turned this in to two truths and a lie.  The game ended up lasting most of the class period. It was a hit that I hope to use again after another break.  Or perhaps right before a break.  I could change it to “What are you going to do over ________ break?” (Quid acturus/actura es feriis_________?)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

I prepared this PowerPoint to help support the students’ writing.

  1. Write and Discuss (based on the information from the game)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

Thursday, October 11th, Day 43

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. 2. Picture Talk – Insulae Romanae

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Watch and Discuss: “Magister Craft – Insulae Romanae

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Game – Reverse Pictionary (using the script of the Magister Craft Video)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

 

Friday, October 12th, Day 44

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Discuss and Write: Insulae Romanae vs. Insulae Americanae

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Kindergarten Day – Story – Fabula “Quintus et Nox Horrifica”

Prep Time: 10 minutes

NB: This is a GREEEEAT first novella for early first semester Latin students by the talented Lance Piantaggini.

  1. Watch and DiscussMagister Craft – Domus Romana

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss – “quid actum est hodie?”

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

Reflection: Latin I is finally starting to hit its groove.  The weeks can feel long, and I’m often exhausted after school every day, but I’m starting to notice those small drops in the bucket of input each week begin to accumulate.  Students are being to spontaneously use more Latin in class, and I am able to gradually ask more open-ended questions in class, and draw more information from students to personalize the things that we talk about.  “Two Truths and a Lie” (duo vera et unum falsum) was particularly effective.  Discussing eight cards would take nearly and entire class period, and it’s officially one of my emergency no-prep activities that I can do on days where the regularly scheduled activity isn’t working.

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One thought on “Week 10 – Latin I

  1. Pat

    Thank you for sharing these amazing lesson plans with links! As a first year Latin teacher, I am amazed and grateful!!! Someday I hope to be able to do the same!!!

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