CCHs Online Catalog: Dialectic Stage Language - Grades 7-9
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Option 1: Henles Latin
Option 2: Latin Grammars and Wheelocks Latin
Option 3: Homeschool Greek
Option 4: Schola Classical Tutorials in Latin and
For the 6th-9th grades, or any beginning Latin student in the 6th
grade and up. Henles Latin series is a complete ecclesiastical Latin course,
enabling the student to read the classics in Latin upon completion. This program can be
used by dialectic and rhetoric stage beginning Latin students, or grammar stage students
that have completed Latina Christiana I & II. The readings are a rich collection from
both classical and Christian authors. The grammar and syntax is collected in a separate
handbook designed to be used throughout the series. The beginning vocabulary is limited to
help children really master grammar without being overwhelmed by a large vocabulary. The
explanations are thorough, easy to understand, and appealing. First Year Latin
teaches beginning grammar; the Latin Grammar
Handbook is required for use with the First Year text and throughout the series. The Second Year
Latin text is based on Caesars De Bello Gallico (The Gallic War). The Third Year Latin
text is based on Ciceros Orations and Letters. The Fourth Year
Latin text is based on Virgils Aeneid.
For the 7th grade. Latin Grammar can be used after the completion
of a grammar stage Latin program, such as Latins
Not So Tough!, Matin Latin, or the Latin Primers, or for any beginning Latin
student in the 7th grade and up. Latin Grammar teaches classical pronunciation and
introduces the grammar, vocabulary, and translation of Latin sentences deductively. The teachers
edition contains the exercises key and tests and keys.
Latin Grammar II
For the 8th grade, or after the completion of Latin Grammar.
Latin Grammar II builds upon the grammar learned in Latin Grammar, and continues on with
more advanced studies. The teachers
edition includes even more teacher aids than in the Latin Grammar teachers
edition. The Latin Grammar series is an excellent introduction to Wheelocks Latin
for dialectic stage students, but they are not prerequisite: any beginning Latin student
in the 9th grade and up may begin with Wheelocks Latin.
For the 9th grade and up. Wheelocks is a complete
classical Latin course in one text, and is widely considered the best Latin text
available. This program is intended for beginning Latin students in the dialectic and
rhetoric stages, and is the next text to use after completing the Mars Hill Latin series.
Every lesson contains grammar, learned in sequence; ample vocabulary, lots of translation
practice from the great Roman writers, readings from the great classical works in Latin;
etymology lessons; and other interesting background information on Latin phrases, culture
and history. The accompanying student workbook is not required to understand the course,
but is helpful for additional practice. Wheelocks includes a self-tutorial
appendix of additional exercises, review, and tests (and key) of every chapter, for those
students working through the text independently. When a student has completed this text,
he is ready to read the classics in Latin. We have taken 3 to 4 years to complete the 40
chapters in Wheelocks when studying independently.
Study aids for use with Wheelocks Latin:
Comprehensive Guide to Wheelocks Latin by Dale A. Grote. Dr. Grote teaches college Latin courses using Wheelocks; and found that increasingly, most undergraduates had a weak understanding of English grammar which made the explanations in Wheelocks confusing for them. Rather than spend all his class time answering English grammar questions and how it related to the Latin they were studying, he wrote this study guide for his students so that he could continue to spend class time on Latin. We have found the study guide to be an invaluable help to us in working our way through Wheelocks. This guide expands and explains important grammatical concepts that the Wheelock text presents too briefly for many contemporary students. It contains full grammatical explanations which aid student comprehension; useful exercises (with answer key) that quickly clear up confusion; and additional etymological information which helps students memorize new vocabulary. An earlier version of the Study Guide is available free on the Internet, written for an earlier edition of Wheelocks Latin and with the typos still intact, but still quite usable and helpful.
Workbook for Wheelocks Latin by Paul T. Comeau & Richard A. LaFleur. The Workbook for Wheelocks Latin is not necessary to complete the course, but is highly recommended. It provides much additional vocabulary practice, grammar exercises, and translation sentences for every chapter of the Wheelocks text; for every grammatical concept and new vocabulary introduced. The additional work and practice really helps a child grasp the paradigms, vocabulary and grammatical structure of the language.
38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Wheelocks Latin by Anne H. Gorton & James M. May. In 38 Latin Stories, students can begin reading stories in Latin as soon as they have completed chapter 3 in Wheelocks Latin. Stories include passages from Greek and Roman mythology, Latin translations of The Odyssey and Iliad, Virgil, Ciceros Orations, Caesars Gallic War, and other classic Roman authors such as Quintilian, Sallust, Horace, Livy, Pliny, and more.
For 7th grade and up. This program is designed to teach New
Testament Greek to beginning dialectic and rhetoric stage students through independent
self-study. It teaches English grammar before it introduces Greek grammar, and includes
vocabulary drill cards, a Greek New Testament Reader (Matthew chapters 5-7, with an
English translation), and audio pronunciation tapes for both the Grammar and the Reader.
Volume I covers mostly nouns, and upon completion the student should have a working
knowledge of Greek nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, and some knowledge of the
Greek verb system. Volume II covers mostly verbs. Before beginning Homeschool Greek, go
through the Greek
Alphabetarion to learn the Greek alphabet and phonics.
Classical Tutorials in Latin & Greek
For 9th grade and up. Members of our family have had the
privilege of taking several tutorials with Schola now, and it is a wonderful way to learn
a subject. Wes Callihan knows his material and his highly qualified, and he is a great
teacher--kids love him. The Latin
Tutorials are for beginning Latin students who are at least fourteen years old. The
text used is Wheelocks. Latin I covers basic grammar and syntax and includes
readings in Latin, and includes cultural and historical study about the Roman and medieval
world. Latin II covers the remainder of the grammar in Wheelocks Latin and includes
readings in classical and medieval Latin, including the Vulgate Bible. The Homeric Greek Tutorial is for
students who are at least 15 years old, and who have some previous experience with either
Latin or Greek. The course aims to teach beginners to read Greek intelligently and
with pleasure. The course covers all essential Greek grammar in a year, including
reading metrically, and by the end of the course the student will have read a large
portion of the first book of the Iliad and will have memorized several dozen lines from
the beginning of the poem.
We used the text, the Study Guide, the Workbook, and 38 Latin Stories. We
set up our own Latin notebook (a 3-ring notebook), in which we would keep our notes and
work in vocabulary, grammar, translations, and tests. The Latin notebook was divided into
Grammar, Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Misc. Vocabulary, Text Exercises, Translations, and
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