The Magic of Extended Reading

For me, an extended reading is a crowning achievement in a TPRS unit. It’s a chance to bring together all the different words and structures students have learned, and it’s amazing how much reapplication you can get out of one extended reading. Best of all, it’s content that students have already mastered, so they get the reward of reading an extended passage with ease. Read More »

Iter Īcarī

Iter Īcarī was inspired by CPLI’s Pauvre Anne series, which I’ve always enjoyed using in my French classes. The series takes a good range of TPR and TPRS vocabulary, adds a dash of plot and high-frequency extra words, and offers a great cumulative reading experience for my French students at all levels. I wanted my Latin students to have the same experience, but I wanted it to be tailored to a Latin-specific range of vocabulary and culture.

The result was Iter Īcarī, a tale that begins with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus and ends centuries later at the Nashville Parthenon. The story uses classical and modern conversational Latin and all the typical structures found in a first-year Latin curriculum, including a famous quote from Latin literature at the start of each chapter. A full Latin-English glossary accompanies the text.Read More »