Prima Latina CD Exercise Form
I have figured out what needs to go on the front part of the form (vocabulary and Latin sayings)
I do not know what I am supposed to put (fill in) on the other side of the form (Grammmar Drill)... Do you not start to use Grammar drill until the second part of the book? What exactly is the student supposed to write on this form for each lesson?
Also, I noticed that the children are quizzed to also name a derivative of each vocabulary word...do you drill them when you do the flash cards so they are prepared for the test?
I don't know which Latin program you are using, but the grammar forms would work the same for each program. On the weeks when a student learns a new grammar form, you would have them copy that form each day. For example, in Prima, you wouldn't have a grammar form until lesson 13. Then, the students would copy 'o, s, t, mus, tis, nt' with the meanings. In LCI, the students would begin using the grammar form immediately with lesson 1: 'amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.'
It is up to you how much emphasis you would like to place on derivatives. I found that if I taught derivatives when first introducing the vocabulary words, I didn't really need to refer to them after that. The students took what they needed from that discussion to help them remember the Latin words and every now and then I would use a derivative to remind a student of a meaning. I counted the derivatives on tests as bonuses (1/2 pt. for each derivative a child could name). That seemed to instill more initiative in them to memorize them than if they thought it would count off not to know them. As their vocabulary grows, I wouldn't spend time reviewing derivatives. There is enough to do just to retain the meanings of the words, genders, genitives, conjugations with principle parts, etc. You won't have time to review derivatives. Just use them as helpers if a child can't remember the word.
I hope I have answered your questions sufficiently, but please feel free to call if I can help you further.
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