Item description for Song School Latin Student Book by Amy Rehn...
Did you ever believe that there would be a Latin program that would match the energy, developmental level, and fun loving nature of primary students? Song School Latin is a gentle and delightful introduction to Latin. Each weekly lesson is peppered with songs, illustrations, hand-writing practice, stories and activities for easy mastery and memorization. Learn over a hundred engaging everyday Latin vocabulary words for the seasons, body parts, food, animals and common greetings. A lively musical CD is a delightful and essential piece of the program, and is included in each student text. As an ideal introduction to the language, Song School Latin will more than prepare a student to begin a grammar school program such as Latin for Children.
Accompanying children's music CD (30 songs) included in each student text!
Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations in both text and CD
Interactive workbook text with lots of activities
30 weekly lessons including review chapters
100 + everyday vocabulary words
Very gentle introduction to Latin grammar
The Song School Latin Teacher's Edition is sold separately, and includes the entire Song School Latin student text, answer keys, additional teacher's notes and fun ideas for interactive classroom activities.
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Studio: Classical Academic Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Classical Academic Press
Grade Level Grade School
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 1600510450 ISBN13 9781600510458
Reviews - What do customers think about Song School Latin Student Book?
Teaching as I Learn Apr 23, 2009
I'm not sure if it is necessary to write another glowing review for this program, but as a homeschool mom who studied Spanish in school and not Latin, I can tell you that the other reviewers are right when they say this is great for a teacher trying to teach that which she does not know. I will also echo the reviewer with children ages 2-8, though I only have three in this range, that are all learning and loving Latin. My younger ones love (even request) the songs and have picked them up from hearing my second grader's lessons. However, just because a two year old appreciates the songs does not mean they are too young sounding for a seven year old. They are fun and catchy, and that makes it easy to learn and retain! As hokey as it sounds, the whole family loves learning Latin. We could not be more pleased.
A Gentle Joyful Way to Learn Latin Dec 17, 2008
My 4 children, ages 2 - 8, are loving this. The core of the program, in my opinion, is the song CD. All my kids are learning Latin. As a part of our homeschool, the kids listen to a chapters-worth of songs every day for a week. I also downloaded the spoken vocabulary words audio from the Classical Academic Press website. My oldest is doing the workbook too. He actually asks me if he can do the workbook. We will be following this up with the Latin For Children series grammar program.
Amazing Program! Aug 12, 2008
While many parents and teachers have become aware of the value in teaching Latin to elementary aged children, the tools to make this possible have not previously been available. Developing a curriculum that can be used by the school teacher or homeschool parent with no previous Latin experience while still catching the attention of the younger elementary aged student is no small feat.
Yet, this program manages to do both! Classical Academic Press quickly became a respected source for quality Latin programs with their Latin for Children series, and this introductory course reflects their solid reputation. The songs are catchy, easy to memorize and even enjoyable for the educator (a big plus!) and the material is fun, engaging and creates a genuine excitement for the material. Unlike some Latin programs we have tried, this one is not a dull, boring, "sit quietly at your desk" type program. My children cut, color, sing and chant their way into Latin. Best yet, the material actually sticks! We have been blown away at the vast amount of information they have retained with this program, especially when the kids thought they were just having fun! It is a gentle, but extremely thorough introduction to the subject, and one that is approachable by any educator, both at home and in the classroom. Quite honestly, it is the best we have seen thus far; I highly recommend it!
The Silly Silly Chant is my favorite! Jun 14, 2008
Have you heard the Silly Silly Chant yet? If not, you're in for a treat!
Classical Academic Press is at it again...blending wacky humor with academically "lofty" lessons. The result? Primary students lay a foundation of Latin vocabulary upon which future linguistic mastery may be built.
Vocabulary is presented by subject, with a logical flow (greeting words, making friends, family members, people...). I counted 110 Latin words in the student workbook, presented in 30 lessons, with bright colors and playful illustrations sure to inspire your budding scholar. Whereas with Latin for Children (CAP's next level text) offers an activity book separate from the student text, Song School Latin incorporates appealing activities within its lessons.
The song and chant CD simplifies the teacher's job by providing catchy melodies and chants which make memory work nearly painless. Students will discover dramatic delights as they work through the audio tracks, including an assortment of improve-style accents woven through the Silly Silly Chant.
As I've come to expect with CAP, the books are well designed. (Hats-off to Rob Baddorf and David Gustafson for superb illustrations and layout.) Within the student text are chapter-by-chapter and alphabetical glossaries. CD track information is printed inside the cover, with an end-of-the-year crossword puzzle printed inside the back. Both Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations are represented (though watch for an errata page on CAP's website for minor corrections). As an added and age-appropriate feature, handwriting practice is also sprinkled throughout the lessons.
Overall, this program makes a pleasing presentation of Latin for our youngest scholars.