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The First Form Latin Teacher Manual, Second Edition is an everything-you-could-possibly-need manual. Organized for easy access, it containsStudent Textinset with answers in color, “Chalk Talk” scripted lessons, recitation schedule, pronunciation reminders, extensive teaching notes, and an “FYI” (For Your Information) section for extra background.
Written by Cheryl Lowe (author of the best-sellingLatina Christiana),First Formand its sister Latin products have been used by more than 100,000 students across the world to learn Latin! First Form’s grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because these are the skills suitable for the grammar stage student. All beginners—regardless of age—are in the grammar stage of learning. Syntax (how to use the grammar) and translation are logic and rhetoric stage skills, respectively, and quickly overwhelm the student unless introduced at a slow, gentle pace and taught for mastery.First Formis the ideal text for all beginners, grades 5 & up, or is a great follow-up toLatina Christiana at any age. Now every school and homeschool can have a truly successful Latin program that creates Latin scholars instead of Latin drop-outs.
Based on twenty years of teaching experience, this revolutionary “grammar-first” series will be your guide as you and your students successfully climb the mountain of Latin Grammar all the way to the top! The uniqueness of the Forms Serieslies in two features: (1) Commitment to the trivium model of teaching grammar systematically in order to facilitate retention and understanding, rather than topically, to facilitate translation; and (2) Extensive workbook exercises to ensure skills mastery and rapid recognition of inflected forms.
After finishingFirst Form,the student will have mastered:
The six indicative active tenses of the first two verb conjugations