Join our Latin storytime! We'll read from the Minimus MiniBook series written by Barbara Bell, the author of Minimus and Minimus Secundus, the wonderful program we use in our Elementary Latin courses. Stories feature the mouse Minimus and his friends at Vindolanda, a Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall in Britain. Minimus texts and Minibooks are based on historical events and archaeological discoveries at Vindolanda.
We’ll meet once a week for six weeks, 1 hour each meeting, and read 1-2 books per session. I’ll start with reading the story out loud in Latin, then together we’ll sort through any grammar/vocab that is not clear. Then we’ll return to the Latin, always working towards the goal of understanding in Latin. Students will have turns practicing reading Latin out loud.
After our 1-hour class, students will have the option of staying after for 15 minutes to talk with each other. We’ll also have an optional Snail Mail Pen-Pal Club. Students who want to participate would write to each other in English and/or Latin and would be welcome to share their own Latin stories.
This course is geared towards students who have completed Elementary Latin 1. However, students who have completed Elementary Latin 2 are also welcome if they’d like a Latin Storytime pace that is more relaxed than in the Minimus Minibook Marathon class. Students who are new to Latin are welcome—to listen to Latin, enjoy stories, and naturally soak up Latin grammar and vocabulary.
Purpose of class? Have fun reading Latin stories together!!
No homework! No books or materials needed!
Wednesdays, 9:30 -10:30am Pacific Time (+ optional 15 minutes after class for students to talk with each other)