Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.
Key Idea: READING is the most important skill that students acquire in learning Latin for it is the vehicle through which communication with the ancient world is possible, and it is also the tool, along with writing, through which students become more aware of their own and other languages.
Performance Indicators--Students will:
- Checkpoint A
- read and understand simple connected materials written in Latin
- write simple responses to oral, visual, or written stimuli
- demonstrate an awareness of the vocabulary, grammar, derivation, and word structure of English
- Checkpoint B
- understand composed Latin and passages adapted from Latin authors
- respond in simple written Latin and in English to questions based on composed Latin and on passages adapted from Latin authors
- demonstrate a knowledge of basic Latin vocabulary and language structures and an increased English vocabulary based on Latin
- Checkpoint C
- read and understand selected authors of prose and poetry with some assistance
- express in English the general and specific meaning of Latin passages of prose or poetry, assisted by glosses, and can demonstrate a controlled, but increasing, ability to write Latin
- read aloud Latin prose and poetry with attention to features such as the correct metrical structure
- demonstrate an expanding knowledge of Latin vocabulary and language structures, and an increased English vocabulary based on it