Latin for Children C
Term: Yearlong 2021–22, September 7–May 27
Target Grade Levels: Grades 6–7 (see placement details below)
Schedule: 2x / week, 60–75 min.
Section 1: T/Th 11:00 a.m. ET with Amanda Reeves
Section 2: T/Th 8:00 a.m. ET with Catie Kopf
Enrollment and Placement
- if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
- if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
- if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
- if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.
- If a placement evaluation has not been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
- If a placement evaluation has been administered, withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted part of their $75 refund: $35 will be paid to the instructor for the placement evaluation, and the remaining $40 of the original deposit will be refunded.
In this third-year Latin course, students learn to read and translate longer Latin paragraphs. They study the fourth and fifth noun declensions and the perfect system for all four conjugations, review and use all four verb conjugations in past, present, and future tenses, and review and use all the parts of speech in Latin. Students also acquire a Latin vocabulary of another 240 words and learn many English words derived from these Latin words. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way. Note: Classical pronunciation will be used in this class.
Since 2001, the award-winning Latin for Children curriculum has been and continues to be a strong, inviting, and creative program designed to introduce grammar school students to Latin. It incorporates elements that will engage students of every learning style. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way. For a closer look at the texts used in this course, please follow these links and click “Look Inside”: Latin for Children C Primer and Latin for Children C History Reader.
While the primary texts will be the Latin for Children Primer C and History Reader, the instructors will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as they see best for the learning objectives of the course Students will have the opportunity to practice their knowledge of new grammar concepts in a variety of ways, both in and beyond the primer exercises. Additional materials may include worksheets, in-class games the students will prepare for, and spoken Latin activities. As such, students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.
Placement: Please read about our new process above.
- This class is designed for students who have successfully completed Latin for Children A and Latin for Children B, as it builds on the cumulative foundation of vocabulary and grammar concepts established in these first two years of formal Latin instruction.
- The course is geared toward rising 6th–7th graders. We recommend rising 8th graders consider our upper-school Latin 1 course, which is targeted at rising 7th–9th graders and progresses at a faster pace.
- When considering whether this course is a good fit for your student, please keep in mind that in addition to readiness for the course content, students should be developmentally prepared to engage in a 6th- to 7th-grade corporate learning environment. If your student is outside the target grade range for this class, or if you have further questions about placement, please contact us.
“My son gained a renewed love of Latin and a desire to go on. He had plans to stop after this year and now plans to continue Latin study. The instructor gave him special attention in an area of weakness. He also liked the social element and a chance to witness that others his age were Latin students. My son says the class was perfect!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children C Parent
“My daughter loves being in a class atmosphere and being able to have her questions answered. It is also very beneficial for her to hear and speak to her teacher and the other students. The interactions between them all is what makes Latin truly come alive for her. To be in the online class has greatly increased her commitment to and love of Latin. Thank you!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children C Parent
For each skill instructors have determined whether it is a prerequisite skill or a skill to be developed throughout the course. For lower school, instructors indicate where parent support is expected.
- With Parent Support: Skills that most lower school students will need help with.
- Developing: Skills that the instructor will help develop and emphasize throughout the year.
- Mastered: Prerequisite skills that the instructor is expecting students to possess.
- Be able to manage Schoology assignments and submissions (view assignments, check for teacher messages, submit homework as pdf file, submit revisions if necessary, set Schoology notifications for the class, view class notifications when posted, etc.).
- Be able to set notifications settings to alert the student of class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
- Be able to review notifications ongoing throughout the year; notifications which include: class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
- Be able to respectfully and wisely engage with other students and the instructor on Schoology discussion boards.
- Be able to respectfully, wisely and formally engage with instructor through private Schoology messaging.
- Be responsible for reviewing teacher feedback, suggestions and comments about student work and employing that feedback as necessary.
- Be able to self-edit written submissions for grammar and spelling mistakes.
- Be able to employ the feedback of the instructor into future edits and submissions of the assignment.
- Be able to hand-write answers in complete sentences.
- Be able to write sentences with basic sentence syntax (i.e. capitalization of first word in a sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, space between sentences, capitalization of proper nouns, each sentence having a subject and predicate, etc.).
- Be able to spell at grade level and employ course vocabulary cumulatively throughout the course.
- Be able to request a family or peer to edit submissions, but understands these requests should be for the purposes of raising important questions for the student to consider and suggesting minor edits. The student understands that family or peer editors should not be reworking of sentences, redefining terms, building new concepts, building arguments or writing passages for the student.
- Be able to read material independently and identify questions which require clarification or further explanation from the instructor.
- Be able to listen to the author’s argument and understand it even if the student disagrees with the conclusion reached or reasons given.
- Be able to read material independently and identify the information which might be relevant to course discussions and objectives (even if the student doesn’t fully understand all of what’s being read).
- Be able to mark, underline or highlight important words, definitions or concepts within a text being read both while reading independently and reading corporately as a class.
- Be able to identify key terms in a passage, and follow the author’s argument.
- Be able to type short answers in complete sentences.
- Follow class discussions and seminar conversations to record notes without the instructor identifying specifics.
- Follow along with instructor-led note-taking and record notes during class.
- Follow along with instructor-led workbook completion and record answers during class.
- Be prepared to thoughtfully answer questions when called on in a group setting, during class.
- Be prepared to volunteer thoughtful comments, answers and ideas in a group setting, during class.
- Be prepared to generate thoughtful questions to enhance the class discussion, to identify areas needing clarification, and to make valuable connections with other course content.
- Understand the difference between assignments given by an instructor and the necessary and independently initiated need for private study of material.
- Be able to schedule and manage multiple projects from multiple instructors and courses.
- Be able to schedule time outside of class to complete independent review of materials.
- Be able to determine the best places and ways to study at home (i.e. quiet, undistracted, utilizing various methods of review (auditory, written, visual, practice tests, flashcards, etc.).
- Be responsible to study at home for quizzes, tests and other assessments.
Please note: MP3 versions of the Latin for Children C chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.
*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.
- Latin for Children Primer C Activity Book
This activity book accompanies Latin for Children Primer C, following the textbook chapter by chapter to supplement and enhance the practice of Latin vocabulary and grammar. With the activities, students will sail around the world, find their way out of dungeon mazes, rescue captive Latin words from an evil wizard, “week out” the wrong crossword puzzle questions . . . and more! The activity book is optional for this online class.
- Latin for Children Primer C Answer Key
The Latin for Children Primer C Answer Key features actual, full-size pages from Latin for Children Primer C, with answers to quizzes, exercises, and worksheets in bold print. The answer key is optional for this online class.
*Please note: A message from the principal about the texts–
Dear Families of Latin For Children C,
If you have already made a text purchase and own version 3.6 you are eligible for an exchange with CAP. If you purchased this resource through Amazon or another 3rd party vendor, you can try and process a refund through that particular vendor. If you encounter any issues with returning texts to those 3rd party vendors, CAP is offering to do a swap with you so that you will have the current version for the 2020/21 academic year.
There will be a resource return/request form made available soon for families to process an exchange but in the meantime, you can call Classical Academic Press 1-866-730-0711 and ask to speak with customer service for resource exchange. Exchanges will be made for the answer key and text, but not the activity book if you already purchased your LFC C resources. The updated versions will be made available in August.
If you have pre-ordered from our site, you will receive the books in the month of August.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Scholé Academy & Classical Academic Press
Amanda Reeves has a BA in Greek and Latin from Stanford University, where she received recognition in her department for both her enthusiasm for the classical world as well as her excellence in scholarship. After finishing her degree, she spent a year living abroad in Rome, Italy, designing and facilitating short-term study-abroad programs for students studying Latin through the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. Currently, she lives all over the world, splitting her time between the United States, Italy, Brazil, and anywhere else she thinks would be interesting to get to know. It is one of the great joys of her life to pass along her enthusiasm for Latin to her elementary, middle, and high school students. Having learned Latin online herself, Amanda is passionate about distance learning and enjoys integrating traditional grammar and translation methods with spoken Latin to produce the best educational experience for her students. She has taught and tutored Latin online for the last nine years and particularly enjoys seeing how each unique student’s personality shapes the learning environment. When she is not exploring the world, she spends her time waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catie Kopf, born and raised in Northern Virginia, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Early Christian Literature summa cum laude from Ave Maria University in southwest Florida in 2017 after being homeschooled for grades K-12. After college, she spent a year on a fellowship in the University of Arizona’s Classics MA program, where she studied Greek and Latin languages and literature and earned the graduate Latin teaching award for her instruction of Latin 101 and 102. Catie then moved across the world to Jerusalem, Israel, in order to study Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew in full-immersion classes at the Polis Institute, where, in her second year, she also taught Ancient Greek. In Jerusalem, she met her husband, Michael, a native of Upper Austria and a fellow classicist and teacher, and they married in Jerusalem (with their families watching via a Zoom video call) on the eve of Palm Sunday under the first COVID-19 lockdown. They have settled in Michael’s home village in the Austrian countryside where they spend their days discussing classical education, looking at the Alps outside their windows, and delighting in the miracle of their growing family. Catie has always had a passion for teaching and working with children and is thrilled to be offering Latin for Children B and C with Scholé Academy. email@example.com
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
Scanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.
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