Item description for Latin for Children, Primer A [Textbook] (Latin For Children Primer) by Aaron Larsen & Christopher Perrin...
The Latin for Children Primer A is the heart of the Latin for Children (LFC) program. Each workbook text is engaging, incremental, creative, and filled with clear grammatical explanations written expressly for the student. Exercises, tests, and a sizable and useful reference section are also included. Lessons include a plethora of mnemonic aids (songs, chants) that enable students to learn vocabulary and grammar with ease and delight. Use with Latin for Children A, DVD & Chant CD Set.
Based on our customer's critical feedback...
...the new version of Latin for Children, Primer A now includes perforated, single sided worksheets and quizzes! It also features 24 new weekly derivative lessons, and 17 history pages about Ancient Rome!
Latin for Children, Primer A also includes:
Workbook Format, 32 chapters (teaching timeline: one chapter a week) perfect-bound
Clear Explanations of Grammar in Every Chapter, written directly to the student
*Weekly worksheets and quizzes included
*Students learn 240 High-Frequency Latin Words
*Integrated with Shurley Grammar
*Classical or Ecclesiastical Pronunciation (your choice inside text & DVD)
*Professional and Classical Layout and Design
*Quickly-rising Latin series among classical schools and home schools
*Yearly revision of each text based on critical feedback of our customers
*Primers B & C are a succession upon the previous book. They are intended to be taught sequentially beginning with Primer A (target grade: 3rd) and moving up the alphabet, one book per school year.
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Studio: Classical Academic Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Classical Academic Press
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Latin For Children Primer
ISBN 1600510000 ISBN13 9781600510007
Reviews - What do customers think about Latin for Children, Primer A [Textbook]?
Excellent Latin course for homeschool program! Aug 28, 2008
We are on Chapter 3 of Primer A. My girls and I thoroughly enjoy the DVD classes taught by Dr. Perrin and chanting with the children. There is a variety of material to reinforce the concepts taught; exercises and review sheets in the Primer; puzzles and games in the activity book; the CD to take along in the car; and flashcards, a vocab drill game and tests on the website, etc. We purchased the whole bundle of materials and have found it to be worth every penny! I am impressed with the level of support materials. My girls are learning a lot about grammar and the English language. We sometimes skip History or Science, but rarely skip Latin !!
Latin Blended with Comic Relief :) Jun 5, 2008
When we researched Latin curricula for our classical home school co-op, we appreciated the Latin for Children Primer "A" Bundle for a variety of reasons. The entry-level lessons are designed for students 3rd grade and older (our Latin students range from 4th-12th grade). The deluxe bundle--which includes a student primer, answer key, history reader, activity book, chant CD and DVD instruction set--aims to equip students with a basic vocabulary and understanding of the grammar and logic of Latin.
The curriculum is appropriate for both a co-op and home school setting. The writers wisely aligned their text with Shurley Grammar's format. Thanks to the DVD lessons, a parent or teacher can learn alongside students, though ideally the instructor should stay several lessons ahead of the class.
Although academically challenging, this package brings silliness and fun to the rigorous study of Latin through Dr. Perrin's dry humor and whimsical wit, as well as through goofy skits sprinkled throughout the DVD lessons (reminiscent of a family-friendly Monty Python).
That playful spirit likewise romps through the pages of games and puzzles contained in the activity book.
Plan to visit the errata page on the Classical Academic Press website as there are corrections to the text noted there. (These errors can be a burden to the novice teacher, but, fortunately, the editors are quite responsive to user feedback and diligently post corrections and incorporate changes and corrections in updated editions.) Once there, you will also find many freebies, including downloadable flashcards and worksheets.
In our opinion, the greatest strength of this program is how strongly it appeals to kids--and that's a huge plus when seeking to capture and focus the attention of entry-level Latin students.
My Favorite Latin Program For Grammar Students Sep 21, 2007
While the first Primer A did have some errors, they certainly weren't enough to deter me from using it. The benefits of the program itself definitely outweighed the proofing errors. I'm using the revised Primer A (I believe all the old versions were pulled a while ago) and am very, very pleased with it. An entirely worthwhile Latin program. I've used Primers A, B, and C to teach Latin to my grammar school students, and this is by far my favorite program. Several of the others are very good, but this one combines the English grammar, the Latin, the roots and derivatives, in a pleasing format, almost everything you could ask for. I really appreciate that part of the curriculum itself is review, you don't have to work it in, it's already worked in, and review so vital to learning. I've used the old Primer A, as well as the new, revised Primer A. I really liked the old one (despite its flaws) and the new Primer A is just about all you could ask for. The DVDs can help a teacher who doesn't know the language and the chant CD really cements the vocabulary in my students' heads. The folks who have put this together are top-notch and have a really helpful website to boot.
The un-revised editon Aug 27, 2007
This book takes a grammar and memorization intense approach to Latin. If this is not your thing, check out Minimus Pupil's Book: Starting out in Latin (Cambridge Latin Texts) or Lingua Latina: Pars I--Exercitia Latina I or Artes Latinae. If a grammar approach is what you want, this book explains the basic concepts of Latin well for younger students. I also think it's pacing (2 of 5 declensions, 3 tenses of verbs in 2 conjugations) is just right for first-time students.
I'd have given this book 3 stars, except for the following caveat.
Caveat: Make sure you get the revised edition (which I've not seen personally). There are lots and lots of errors in the *unrevised* edition. Enough that I would recommend that no one buy that edition.
I hear the errors have been fixed, so make sure you get the revised edition.
I'm torn Nov 14, 2006
First, let me start by saying that my 14, 12 and 9 yos are using this complete program: they like it, they are remembering what they learn, and I think that nearly anyone could use it easily. Now, I'll tell you why I won't be continuing with the rest of the program. We are on chapter 7, and we have encountered many typos, errors and inconsistencies. We are using the DVDs as well. ALthough they are cute (sweet daughters and nice Dad) and helpful, they don't always follow the book. For instance, the third maxim in the book does not match the maxim on the DVD. I bought the readers, but we haven't used them. Also, on the DVDs, I was glad that the neighbor/friend disappeared. She was a distraction; I'm hoping that she does not reappear. I think that with some editing, this could be a much better program, but I spent too much money to be encountering so many errors.