|Grade/Age Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
Sep. 12, 13-May. 22, 2014—Th
Period: Middle & Mixed Grades; 02:10 PM - 03:20 PM
Location: The Well Church
Instructor(s): Mrs. Emily Lawhorn
This Latin Vocabulary co-op class is based on the text Latin Morphemes Lessons (Latin And Loving It!) Expanding English Vocabulary with Latin Morpheme Analysis. It is a vocabulary program based on over 300 Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
The text contains 18 lessons with each lesson designed to be covered in a 5-day school week. This class is being designed to cover the 18 lessons in the 32 weeks of co-op class days. It is accomplished in reducing the number of at-home days during each school week spent on the subject to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then adding the Thursday co-op class day. A syllabus/schedule will be provided via email in a .pdf format once the class meets its minimum count of registrations.
At-home school days of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will require approximately 15 to 30 minutes of productive (study and assignment) effort by the student each of those three days per school week. Co-op Thursday class will be scheduled to take 70 minutes of the student's attentive and interactive involvement. The student will need to keep up with the provided schedule for co-op class time to be useful in their completion of this course. Any students not able to keep up with the schedule will still be expected to participate in the interactive "learner explanations" with work already completed.
A course grade will be given and based on the regularly scheduled Lesson tests taken during class time. Tests will be checked and graded by student peers during class time.
This co-op class will, for the most part, off-load the at-home parent of their duties of checking their student's ongoing work by providing teacher and peer interactive “learner explanations” of scheduled vocabulary work (student-parent interactions that would otherwise be covered in 3 of the 5 days scheduled for each lesson), timed tests, and peer-grading of tests. Note that the coverage of “learner explanations” will be limited to the alloted class time and number of students in the class.
Items required by the student:
1) Latin Morphemes Lessons (Latin And Loving It!) Expanding English Vocabulary with Latin Morpheme Analysis copy-write Alene H. Harris, Ph.D., all rights reserved, 2012 ** (NEEDED ON FIRST CLASS DAY 9/12/2013)
2) An unabridged dictionary
3) Scissors (NEEDED ON FIRST CLASS DAY 9/12/2013)
4) Writing implements
5) Access to disposable/copyable texts (especially science texts), magazines, advertisements, newspapers, comic books, and other printed materials.
The goal of this course is to help firmly fix reusable vocabulary words in memory which requires repetition of use. It has been suggested that the text used in this co-op class be covered with the Greek equivalent every 2 years starting in the 6th grade (e.g. Latin vocabulary in 6th grade, Greek vocabulary in 7th grade, then back to Latin in 8th grade and Greek in 9th grade). This is why I have spread the Latin out over one year rather than jamming in both Latin and Greek in one year (which could be done but possibly too big of a load on a student in an extra-curricular co-op class). I am assuming that students grades 6 through 12 would receive the most benefit from this course but will open it up to 4th and 5th graders that like to read a lot of different things (including science class materials) and/or possibly have a fascination for large and challenging words. Please contact the teacher via email before trying to register a 4th or 5th grader.
** The text book can be purchased from: