Shelmerdine's Introduction to Latin: A Workbook

Shelmerdine's Introduction to Latin: A Workbook

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"Shelmerdine's Introduction to Latin: A Workbook "is an essential companion and supplement to" Introduction to Latin, Revised First Edition. "This text provides students with more knowledge than understanding, but as their Latin expands the ratio will skew as much to understanding as to knowledge. It focuses on the knowledge of Latin: forms, endings, and vocabulary. It also develops students understanding of Latin, asking them to explain choices they make when translating, or presenting ambiguous situations that force them to use context to answer.The structure of the Workbook maintains the structure of Susan Shelmerdine's textbook. The chapters and the section numbers are the same so that students can quickly find exercises in the workbook that correspond to the grammar of the textbook. The vocabulary of the textbook is also maintained, so that within the exercises there are no words that students have not already studied. The vocabulary is cumulative, however, forcing students to recall important words from previous chapters and lists. In addition, each chapter contains derivatives exercise that allows students to draw connections between the Latin words they have learned and their English counterparts. Each grammar exercise has tailored to a specific grammatical topic with two objectives in mind: help students better to understand that topic and provide students with insight into common mistakes associated with that topic.In addition, multiple exercises on the same topic are included to allow for either graded repetition, i.e. repetition that becomes more difficult as it progresses, or differentiated instruction, providing students with both an initial understanding of a topic as well as more advanced understanding with more challenging exercisesshow more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 45.36g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • Workbook
  • 1585103977
  • 9781585103973

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Introduction to Latin Study Guide 2/e is an essential companion to the only true college introductory Latin textbook. Designed to supplement the course of study in Shelmerdine's Intro to Latin Revised First Edition. The study of Latin requires a ratio of knowledge and understanding. This Study Guide is intended to provide students with more knowledge than understanding, but as their Latin expands the ratio will skew as much to understanding as to knowledge. This Study Guide strives to help students achieve this balance. Itfocuses on the knowledge of Latin: forms, endings, and vocabulary. It develops students understanding of Latin, asking them to explain choices they make when translating, or presenting ambiguous situations that force them to use context to answer. Both of these approaches are essential to developing superiorfacility with Latin. The structure of the Study Guide maintains the structure of Susan Shelmerdine's textbook. The chaptersand the section numbers are the same so that students can quickly find exercises in the workbook that correspond to the grammar of the textbook. The vocabulary of the textbook is also maintained, so that within the exercises there are no words that students have not already studied. The vocabulary is cumulitive, however, forcing students to recall important words from previous chapters and lists. In addition, each chapter contains derivatives exercise that allows students to draw connections between the Latin words they have learned and their English counterparts. Each grammar exercise has tailored to a specific grammatical topic with two objectivs in mind: help students better to understand that topic, and provide students with insight into common mistakes associated with that topic. In addition, multiple exercises on the same topic are included to allow for either graded repetition, i.e. repetition that becomes more difficult as it progresses, or differentiated instruction, providing students with both an initial understanding of a topic as well as more advanced understanding with more challenging exercises. Each exercise includes a minimum of ten questions, some with as many as twenty, and exercises that focus on English grammar as anavenue to understanding Latin grammar are included as well.show more

About Ed Dehoratius

Ed DeHoratius has taught all levels of Latin in both public and private high schools for 12 years, as well as courses in ancient history, Classical literature, and medieval literature. When not spending time with his two sons Will and Matt and his wife Liz, he enjoys writing, coaching soccer, working on their house, and cooking.show more