A Year in F7 – Week 11 (Latin I)

MONDAY, October 15th, Day 45

  1. Card Talk – Two Truths/Lie

TOPIC: quid tu egisti hoc biduo?

I prepared this PowerPoint presentation in order to give the students the support they needed to compose some basic sentences about themselves and their activities. I just used this to discuss the student’s weekends and interests–we didn’t play “Tria Vera et Unum Falsum” this week.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

  1. Story – Quintus Review (Chapters 1 and 2)

         Read and Discuss followed by “Ridiculum” game (also known as “Stultus”)

with Brain Break Follow-up

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss (Last 5-7 minutes)

Review of the Quintus Story (focus on the new words, the ones glossed on the board)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 25 minutes

 

TUESDAY, October 16th, Day 46

  1. Calendar Talk

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Card Talk – Read and Discuss – Responses

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Quintus – Read and Discuss/Ridiculum/Dice Game

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Discipulus Illustris: Student Interview & Quiz

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss (Time Permitting)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

 

WEDNESDAY, October 17th, Day 47

  1. Calendar Talk (5 minutes)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Monstrum in Armario – Picture Talk (10 minutes)

I made this PowerPoint comprised of screen caps of the film.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

  1. MovieTalk/ Watch and Discuss (20 minutes) – using the  “El Monstuo in Armario” movie

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss – Summarize Movie in 3 sentences

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Alternate Ending/Picturae

I had the students draw a possible alternate ending for the movie.  We are going to discuss these endings in class on Friday.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Quick Quiz (V an F) – 7 minutes

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

Reflection: The “El Monstruo del armario” video is actually perfect to accompany Lance Piantaggini’s excellent “Quintus et Nox Horrifica.” I can read it with my students after they have only had a couple months of Latin, just in time for Halloween.  A lot of the plot of the movie is similar to the novella, so I was able to “preview” some of the novella’s new or less familiar vocabulary with the students.  Below is the script that I wrote for “Monstrum in Armario” (in Latin).

 

 

THURSDAY, October 18th, Day 48

  1. Calendar Talk/Quid Novi?

Prep Time: 0 minutes

2. Read and Draw (Listening Assessment) – based on the “Monstrum in Armario” alternate endings.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Total Prep Time: 0 minutes

Reflection: I had more planned than this, but these two activities ended up taking the entire class period.  We ended up having some fun with the Listen and Draw activity, as I took student suggestions for details to add to everyone’s pictures, or slightly different directions to take the ends that we had created the day before.  It was a good lesson in knowing when to ditch the plan and go with the direction that the class is pushing you.

 

FRIDAY, October 19th, Day 49

  1. Calendar Talk/Quid Novi?

Prep Time: 0 minutes

2. Alternate Endings (using the pictures that students drew after the Movie Talk on Wednesday)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

3. Write and Discuss (based on the class-chosen favorite picture from the Picture Talk)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

4. Quizlet Live

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

5. Choral Translation/Ridiculum (Monstrum in Armario text)

Prep Time: 0 minutes

6. Timed Write

5 minutes

Prep Time: 0 minutes

               Total Prep Time: 20-25 minutes

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