CCHs Online Catalog: Grammar Stage Language - Grades 1-6
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Option 1: Latins Not So Tough!
Option 2: Matin Latin and Latin Grammar
Option 3: Latin Primers and Latin Grammar
Option 4: Latina Christiana
Option 5: Latin Road to English Grammar
Option 6: Hey Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!
Latins Not So Tough!
For the 1st-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student.
Latins Not So Tough! is in a self-teaching consumable workbook format. The first
five levels of the series are currently completed, to take the student through the 5th
grade. Level One, for 1st
grade, is a very easy introduction to the Latin alphabet and classical pronunciation. Level Two, for 2nd grade,
reviews the Latin alphabet and pronunciation, and begins vocabulary memorization. Level Three, for 3rd grade,
reviews alphabet, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and continues vocabulary learning while
introducing simple grammar. Level
Four, for 4th grade, reviews alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar, and introduces reading
and writing Latin sentences, and more advanced grammar (through five noun declensions and
four verb conjugations in the present active indicative). Level Five, for 5th grade,
reviews alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar, continues translating and writing Latin
sentences, and more advanced grammar (through five noun declensions and four verb
conjugations in the present active indicative), and introduces adjectives, adverbs, and
prepositions. Answer keys, flashcards, and a pronunciation tape are available for each
level, and provide further help for the homeschool parent or teacher. While CCH believes
that it is preferable to begin a Latin program in the second or third grade after English
phonics are mastered, Latins Not So Tough! makes a gentle introduction to Latin for
younger children, and can be easily used by third graders just beginning their Latin
For the 3rd-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student. Matin
Latin is the newest Latin program in the Mars Hill Textbook series, of which the Latin
Primers are also a part. The Latin Primers, written for private schools and teachers with
some background in Latin, were the only grammar stage Latin curriculum available to
homeschoolers for many years. But because they were not intended for use in homeschools,
they were difficult for homeschool parents with little or no background in Latin to use.
Matin Latin corrects that problem. Intended for use in homeschools and private schools
where the teacher has little or no background in Latin, Matin Latin introduces first
English grammar, then its Latin grammar equivalent. The series could be used to learn
English and Latin grammar together in the homeschool. It was also designed, as were the
Latin Primers, to introduce classical Latin for students wishing to study in
Wheelocks Latin in the late dialectic and rhetoric stages. Book I
Teachers Edition, besides providing answers for the exercises, also includes
lesson plans and teaching helps. Book II
continues in the same format, and the Book II
Teachers Edition also serves as an answer key and lesson guide.
Children in the 6th grade who have completed both Matin Latin I & II may go on to Latin Grammar.
For the 3rd-5th grades. Meant for beginning Latin students. The
Primers focus on vocabulary and paradigm memorization, and includes vocabulary lists and
paradigm chants for each lesson, as well as student exercises. The teachers
edition includes the student exercises key, tests and key, and lesson plans. The
Primers were designed for teachers with some familiarity of Latin already, and would be an
excellent choice for those parents already working through a Latin course on their own.
For the 3rd grade: Latin Primer
Book I and Teachers
Edition. For the 4th grade: Latin Primer
Book II and Teachers
Edition. For the 5th grade: Latin Primer
Book III and Teachers
Children in the 6th grade who have completed Latin Primers I, II, and III may go on to Latin Grammar.
For the 6th grade. Latin Grammar is the next step after the
completion of either Matin Latin or the Latin Primers, or for any beginning Latin students
in the 6th grade and up. The Grammar goes into greater depth on material already covered
in the Latin Primers I-III, and includes more vocabulary and student exercies. The Grammar
ties together the information learned in the Primers, and gives the understanding of the
paradigms only learned by rote up until this time. The teachers
edition contains the exercises key and tests and keys. Latin Grammar II
by Karen Craig, for the 7th grade, is now available, which continues the grammar study
begun in Latin Grammar, and the Latin Grammar II teachers
edition includes even more teacher aids.
For the 3rd-5th grades, or any beginning Latin student. The
Latina Christiana course consists of two levels. Book I is meant for
beginning students of Latin starting in the third grade or higher grammar stage grades.
The Book I kit comes with the student book, which includes all the childs memory
material plus exercies for each lesson, and other helps. The teachers manual, also
included, presents teaching helps for structuring Latin class, student goals for the year,
and other beneficial information; as well as lesson plans for each lesson. The
teachers guide makes no assumptions of prior knowledge of Latin on the
teachers part, and includes everything you need to know to teach the lesson. A
helpful bonus is a running list of review drills to go over at the beginning of every
lesson. The kit also includes a pronunciation tape. Latina Christiana Book II
covers 25 lessons requiring one or two years to complete. More translation work and lots
of vocabulary and memorization drill are built into the lessons, and grammar and syntax
are introduced. CCH recommends completing the first 10-12 lessons in the 4th grade, giving
plenty of extra time for weekly drill and review exercises, and completing the final 13-15
lessons in 5th grade. The Book II kit comes with the student book, teachers manual,
and pronunciation tape.
Road to English Grammar
For the 5th or 6th grades; or any beginning Latin student in the
5th or 6th grades and up. It is teacher intensive rather than independent study, but the
curriculum gives the teacher with no knowledge of Latin all the help she needs. Latin
grammar and translating is covered in three volumes; when a student has completed all
three volumes, he is ready to read the classics in Latin. Each volume comes with an
extensive teachers manual, student text, pronunciation tape, and drill cards. The
Latin Road to English Grammar provides the most detailed teachers help of all the
Latin programs on this page.
Hey Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!
For the 1st-6th grades. Hey Andrew!s easy introduction to
New Testament Greek begins with The
Reader, which uses a picture book style format and catchy rhymes to teach the Greek
alphabet. It can be used in conjunction with Hey Andrew! Level One for 1st
graders, or prior to Level One for younger children. Level One, for 1st graders, reviews
the Greek alphabet, and introduces practice in reading and writing the Greek alphabet as
well. Level Two, for 2nd
graders, reviews the Greek alphabet learned in the Reader and Level One, and continues
with an introduction to Greek vocabulary. Level Three, for 3rd grade,
reviews Greek pronunication, alphabet, and vocabulary, and introduces reading and writing
simple Greek sentences. A beginning Greek student in 3rd grade can also work his way
successively through Level One, Two, and Three. Level Four, for 4th grade,
reviews of all the material learned previously, and introduces more vocabulary and
grammar. Level Five, for
5th grade, reviews previously learned vocabulary and grammar, and continues with more
advanced grammar study. Level
Six, for 6th grade, reviews previously learned vocabulary and grammar, and continues
with translating and writing Greek sentences, and more advanced grammar study. Student
consumable workbooks; answer keys, test packets, flashcards, and pronunciation tapes also
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