We use Units 1 through 7 of First Year Latin by Fr. Henle’s which gives the student a solid foundation in Latin. The text introduces vocabulary in each lesson and refers the student to the accompanying Grammar for the corresponding declensions, conjugations, and grammatical rules. The text also has a variety of exercises that will test the student on the new material that is covered in the lesson as well as passages to translate. The Latin I Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with quizzes, tests, answers to the quizzes and tests and a variety of teaching resources including Ninth Grade Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.
Current Edition: © 2010.
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Read the Introduction on pp. 1-2. Then read the Introduction on pp. 3-5. This is essential, so make sure you understand it. Now start Lesson 1: The First Declension. Follow all directions in the text, and write down in your notebook all rules as they are introduced.
Vocabulary – Write down the vocabulary from p. 7 and study them. Once vocabulary words have been introduced, go over them every day. This will make your vocabulary quizzes and tests easy, and will also cut down the amount of time your exercises take. You won't have to spend time looking up words.
Grammar – Read pp. 6-9 on The Declension of Terra. Review No. 31 in your Grammar book and write the rule on p. 6 in your notebook.
Charts – Take a blank copy of Declension Chart – Nouns (from the back of the syllabus) and complete the 1st Declension column. You may use your Grammar book or Latin Chant Charts to complete this. This will be your master copy. (Note: In the future, each time you learn a new declension or conjugation and are instructed to complete a column of the chart, you may use the Grammar book or Latin Chant Charts to complete this.)
Exercises – Do Exercises 1, 2 & 3 on pp. 8-9. These may be done orally or in writing.
Vocabulary – Write down the vocabulary from pp. 11 & 14 and review all vocabulary.
Grammar – Read pp. 9-13 on Rules for Gender, The Use of Verbs, How To Diagram a Latin Sentence, The Accusative Case, and How to Diagram a Sentence Containing a Direct Object. Write down the rules on pp. 10, 13, 14 & 15. Review Nos. 32 & 33 in your Grammar book.
Charts – Take a blank copy of Declension Chart – Nouns and try to complete the 1st Declension column from memory. Use your Grammar book or Latin Chant Charts to fill in any endings you can’t remember and to correct any errors you might have made. (Note: In the future each time you are instructed to complete a portion of your chart from memory, when you are done you should use your Grammar book or Latin Chant Charts to fill in any endings you can’t remember and to correct any errors you might have made.)
Exercises – Do Exercises 4, 5, 6 & 7 and Reading No. 1 on pp. 9-15.
Vocabulary – Write down the vocabulary from p. 17 and review all vocabulary.
Grammar – Read pp. 15-17 on Talking Latin No. 1, The Genitive Case, and The Second Declension and write down the rules on pp. 16-17. Read Nos. 34, 35 & 38 in your Grammar book.
Charts – Take your master copy of Declension Chart – Nouns and complete the 2nd Declension Masculine column.
Exercises – Do Exercises 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 on pp. 16-19.
Vocabulary – Review all vocabulary.
Charts – Take a blank copy of Declension Chart – Nouns and complete the 1st Declension and the 2nd Declension Masculine columns from memory.
Exercises – Do Exercises 13 & 14 on pp. 19-20.