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Tuesday, June 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
9A Recapturing the Joy of Reading Latin

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No matter what teaching approach we use in our classroom, at the core of instruction will be the reading of Latin texts. Often our students become hesitant and confused by aspects of Latin’s inflectional nature. We can tear down these mental blocks and build confident readers of Latin by incorporating into our classes a variety of reading methodologies.

This presentation on reading methodologies will cover:
• the importance of good pronunciation and reading aloud
• Dexter Hoyos’s Rules for Reading Latin
• Metaphrasing to help internalize cases/functions
• reading cards to develop left to right reading habits
• developing natural expectations and disambiguation strategies
• embedded readings
• intensive reading vs extensive reading

While this presentation is geared towards instructors/students of reading method textbook series such as the Cambridge Latin Course, Ecce Romani, and the Oxford Latin Course, the information presented will benefit those using the grammar/translation approach as well as those branching out into Comprehensible Input/TPRS.

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Edward Zarrow

Westwood High School
Father, husband, Latin teacher @WestwoodHS, language advocate, ACTFL 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, President of the Classical Association of MA, 2014-2016, CANE Coordinator of Educational Programs, 2014-2018

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Caroline Kelly

Online Latin Instructor, Mitchell Community College
My primary goal is to enable my students to read fluently. I am always looking for way to to help them to manage Latin sentences with confidence so that they can comprehend a passage, reading left to right without translating.
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Ginny Lindzey

Latin Teacher, Dripping Springs High School
I've been teaching Latin from the Cambridge Latin Course for 16 years. During that time, I have incorporated a lot of reading strategies in order to teach students to read Latin from left to right, and not to decode Latin as if it were a secret code (as I had learned), hunting and pecking. I have attended several Rusticatio workshops (Latin Camp, as I call it), and intend to begin shifting much of my teaching to Comprehensible Input in upcoming... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
San Jacinto Center Room 204

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