Latin Primer 2 Student


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Over half of the English language is derived from Latin
aquarium-aqua, water
fable-fabula, story
clamor-clamo, I shout
dolphin-delphinus, dolphin
narrator-narro, I tell

These and thousands of other words we use every day keep this “dead” language-a language of kings and poets, of scrolls and secrets-alive. And this means that when we study Latin, we’re not just learning about Rome- we’re learning about ourselves. Rediscover this time-honored language, which led classical education pioneer Dorothy Sayers to declare that “Latin should be begun as early as possible … when the chanting of “Amo, amas, amat” is as ritually agreeable to the feelings as the chanting of “eeny, meeny, miney, moe.”

In Latin Primer 2, Martha Wilson strengthens elementary school students (grades 4 and up) in the basics they discovered in Latin Primer 1, and leads them steadily into new territory. Revised and expanded, this text spotlights the fundamentals of classical Latin: vocabulary for everyday experiences like names of animals; verb and noun endings; adjective and adverb use; questions and commands; and other early grammar essentials.

What’s new in the Fourth Edition:

First, the Primer 2 now features weekly Word Lists. Just like in Primer 1, students will receive a new Word List every week, rather than once every few weeks. This transition from Primer 1 to Primer 2 has never been more simple or familiar.

Second, Canon Press has completely redesigned the layout. While older editions were arranged by category-a word list section, exercise section, and test section-the new edition has been arranged in a simple lesson-by-lesson format. For example, all of Lesson 1’s components are grouped together, back-to-back. When you finish one lesson, you’re on to the next. No more flipping back and forth between sections-everything you need for each lesson is right at your fingertips, whether you’re the teacher or the student!

Third, they’ve added new exercises to every lesson, giving students greater opportunity to practice and review their Latin skills, as well as providing teachers with more material to gauge their students’ level of understanding.

Fourth, the teacher’s edition has been significantly expanded. Mirroring the student book, it includes not only the answers, but also weekly quizzes and new weekly teacher’s lesson notes. The lesson notes have been redesigned to explain the standard flow of every lesson and offer tips on preparation and focus for every

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SKU (ISBN): 9781591280729
Martha Wilson | Editor: Laura Storm
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2010
Publisher: Canon Press

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