Topic | Latin & Foreign Language Questions

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  • Tricia
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    I’m looking at Latin for my kids next year (they will be 6th & 8th grade).  I really just want them to have a basic overview of what Latin is and how it relates to so many of our English words/phrases.  I know there are those who believe Latin is essential to a complete education.  However, I took 3 years of Latin in High School – and got good grades –  but I can honestly say I remember almost nothing for the time spent in those classes.  I have often regretted not taking a living language during high school.

    I was wondering, has anyone used ‘Latin Everywhere, Everyday’?  I ran across it on Timberdoodle.  It sounds like it is what I am looking for, but hesitant to drop the $ on the curriculum without knowing of others experience with it.  Are there other Latin programs that have similar objectives out there?

    Also, do you add a ‘living’ language (such as French or Spanish) at the same time as Latin or wait for another year or term?  I have wanted to start foreign languages with my kids for the last several years, because I know the benefit of starting early, but I just don’t know where to start.  I’m praying I’m not ‘behind’ with my 8th grader!  Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you!!!

    Here is the link to the Latin I am considering:

    http://www.timberdoodle.com/Latin_Everywhere_Everyday_Teacher_Edition_p/900-945.htm

    Roslyn
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    It’s not exactly Latin but my mother used vocabulary from classical roots with us and really liked it.  http://www.rainbowresource.com/prodlist.php?subject=Spelling%2FVocabulary/8&category=Vocabulary+from+Classical+Roots/1962

    It didn’t link but if you copy and paste it you should end up at rainbow resource looking at vocabulary from classical roots.

    It is a study of Greek and Latin roots and words in English that use those roots.

     

    alphabetika
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    You might look at Memoria Press Book of Roots

    https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/latin/the-book-of-roots/

    Or Roots of English, which teaches Latin and Greek roots.

    https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/latin/roots-english/

    They coordinate with the LC program from Memoria Press, but they’re not dependent on it.

    Tricia
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    Thank you ladies!  These are great suggestions & I will be looking into them to find our best fit.

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