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Latin Games

Vocabulary Games

I've received some requests to share some more game ideas for Latin classes. I have a number of games that my students and I really enjoy playing. Here are a few that will help build vocabulary: Read the rest of this entry »

Fun with Latin Commands

Today we had a great lesson in my sixth grade class. We reviewed imperatives, the vocative case, and special intransitive verbs all while speaking entirely in Latin! Here is how: Read the rest of this entry »

National Latin Exam Preparation Help

Professor Schwandt of New Saint Andrews College has just come out with an online Prep Test for the National Latin Exam. Those of you who are planning for your students to take the NLE this year simply must take a look at this fabulous online tool. Read the rest of this entry »

Clash Cards! (flash cards on steroids)

Looking for a new and engaging way to review vocabulary? Well, put down your flash cards and get a set of CLASH CARDS! I got a deck of these cards for my own sons and they love them. In fact, their dad caught them up one night way past bedtime playing the game secretly in their room. My sons defying bed time to study (er, I mean play) Latin?!
This new game is produced by Classical Academic Press (link provided in the blogroll). The high frequency words are keyed to the Latin for Children, Primer A text. The vocab in the LFC Primer series is based on a list of high frequency words. These same words will therefore cross over with Latin Alive and a variety of other Latin texts.

Calidus et Frigidus

A Texas girl in Pennsylvania. I am here filming the DVD for Latin Alive Book 2, and trying to adjust to the colder temperatures. You have to undertand that in central Texas right now the lows are in the 30’s which we think is pretty cold. The highs in PA right now are probably about the same as those lows so my little toes are cold. So what does this have to do with Latin? Read the rest of this entry »

Roman Kings Mnemonic

Unit 2 of Latin Alive Book 1 features stories about the seven kings of Rome. Recently, a colleague shared a couple of wonderful mnemonic devices for remembering these seven kings Read the rest of this entry »

Phaedrus Latin Contest – Registration Open!

The registration form is now ready for the Phaedrus Latin Contest! This is an exciting opportunity for high school Latin students (and for their teachers). Read the rest of this entry »

Latin Composition Contest!

New Saint Andrews College has established a nationwide Latin composition contest as a tool for Latin teachers – both in the classroom and home schools –  to advance student achievement in Latin.

The Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest, which will be administered entirely through the internet, provides tips for Latin teachers on how to incorporate the contest into their lesson plans and allows willing teachers to take part in the nationwide judging. Teachers are encouraged to sign up now as a participating instructor at Student entries will be due March 1, 2010. There is no charge to participate.

Students must be 15 to 18 years old and may only submit one entry per year. A top prize of $500 will be awarded for first place. Other cash prizes will be given to the second- and third-place winners, along with honorable mention recognition for the top 20 percent of entries.

Participating students will submit a 100- to 200-word original fable in Latin, along with an English translation of the submitted piece. Compositions will be graded based on the student’s ability to accurately use Latin vocabulary and forms of speech, the student’s creativity in subject matter and writing style.

For more information please visit:

A link can be found in the bogroll.