Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Syllabus 2015-2016




-to read and comprehend the works of authors from the Classical period through the
present;  students will focus on AP passages from Caesar and Vergil in the second semester.
-to deepen mastery of Latin grammar.
-to analyze the structure and content of the written Latin of Classical authors.
-to better understand the English language by examining Latin's influence upon it.
-to better understand modern literature, society, and culture by examining the influence
of classical literature, society, and culture upon it.

Tests: 35%
Quizzes: 35%
Homework/Participation: 30%

Tests: There will be 3-4 full period tests each semester. Students will be
notified at least one week in advance. Major projects count as a test grade.

Quizzes: There will be frequent 5-10 minute quizzes throughout the year, covering both grammatical topics and readings.  Students will always be notified at least one day in advance. 

Homework: There will be a homework assignment almost every night. Assignments are either written work, translation or study/preparation for a graded activity (test, quiz, report, etc.) the following day. Missing assignments must be made up before the end of each quarter.

Participation: Since reading and discussing the work of Latin authors will form the greater part of the class work as the year progresses, a record will be kept of  how often each student reads or translates in class. Voluntary participation counts twice as much as involuntary participation.

Readings: Latin IV Honors students will have a series of extra readings, due every Thursday (click on Readings Icon at for links and dates).

Project: Each semester students may prepare either a project or formal paper, the substance of which they may be asked to share with the class as an oral report. They may also be asked to provide a photocopied outline for each of their classmates. Due dates and other details will be specified in a written assignment sheet.

Extra Help: Consultation day is Friday. Please let me know during the day if you would like extra help on another day.

Class materials:
    1) Ecce Romani III – textbook
    2) Teacher hand-outs
    3) Latin/English dictionary
    4) one spiral notebook, one three-ring binder (see above), a supply of loose-leaf paper
    5) Online resources & Class Blog:

National Latin Exam: All students will take the National Latin Exam during the second week of March 2011.

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