“Mommy, I can read Latin!” Wouldn’t you like to hear your child say that? With Little Latin Readers, learning the language of the Church will come easily and naturally for students of all ages. Featuring short stories, simple poems and dialogues, these small-format readers will give beginning Latin students an important sense of achievement and success.
In the natural context of a story or poem, the student will
• become familiar with elementary grammar concepts
• develop comprehension and translation skills
• gain a wide working vocabulary
Young students will enjoy selections about ancient Rome, scenes from the lives of children, and stories about the early Church. This illustrated reader includes explanations of grammar concepts, cumulative vocabulary reviews, reading drills, translations of all selections, and a Latin-English dictionary for easy reference.
One of the great strengths about the LLR program is that it combines the best features that are most effective in learning a language: immersion at a slow pace, gentle enough for anyone to progress no matter what the age, and explanation and reinforcement of grammar concepts.
Each reader includes a brief explanation of the grammar concepts introduced in that reader and gives some reading drills which will allow the student practice with these concepts. If the student reads these explanations carefully and does the reading drills given after most of the readings, he will have no problem whatever in understanding the text. A student could definitely understand these without prior knowledge of Latin.
The accompanying workbook reviews the first two declensions and discusses third declension nouns in all three genders, including a brief discussion of third declension I-stem nouns. The student will learn to decline nouns in all declensions in the nominative, genitive, accusative and ablative cases. Extensive work with noun functions and the identification of sentence elements is featured along with numerous drills for mastery in vocabulary.
The Little Latin Reader is small format (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and has 45 pages. Translations included.
The 42-page Workbook gives a more in-depth explanation of the grammar and provides plenty of exercises and drills of grammar concepts. Also included: complete answer key and a 14-week suggested lesson plan. 8-1/2″ x 11″
The Audio Pronunciation CD includes the correct pronunciation for all the words presented in this level. Very helpful tool!