• Syllabus                                            Latin I                                 Term 1

     Course Description:

              The study of Latin today is primarily designed to lead the student to a more effective use of the English language.  Latin teaches Latin syntax as a means of producing skill in translation of classical Latin and as a reinforcing agent in the understanding of English syntax.  Since the English language was strongly influenced by Latin as English was developing, the rules of English are traditionally taught as if English were Latin.  In the same way, the study of Latin vocabulary facilitates mastery of English vocabulary and vastly increases a student’s word power. An analysis of English vocabulary reveals words that have come into the language from Latin without change, often having the same meaning.  The year’s work covers basic Latin grammatical constructions with emphasis on declensions, conjugations, and the formation and use of adjectives and adverbs.  During the course of the year, the students will read stories of Aeneas and the founding of Rome in Latin.

    Latin I Objectives:

    ·         Memorize the process of declining Nouns of the first declension.

    ·         Memorize conjugation of verbs in the present, imperfect and future tenses.

    ·         Identify  English derivatives of Latin vocabulary

    ·         Translation of the story of THE AENEID and memorization of the accompanying vocabulary

    Latin I:  Tests and Grades:

              Vocabulary tests will be given on the second class day following the introduction of a new vocabulary in a given chapter.  Chapter tests will be given the day following chapter review day.  Generally, three or four days are allotted to a chapter during the first quarter.

    Latin I:  Retesting:

           Retesting is not designed for students who did not study. Only students who have demonstrated continuous and sincere effort to learn the material in class should ask to retest ONLY following a failing grade.  A student may retest within 10 days of the original test/quiz if that student has attended at least one 30-minute re-teach session, has redone all work and/or has completed additional study.

    Latin I: Homework/Assignments/Projects:

           All work is expected to be completed in class; students who need more time will take assignments home.  Students absent are required to request make-up work and the END of the class period of the day they return to school.  Students will have 3 days to complete and turn in make-up work.  Assignments are not given out prior to anticipated missed days.

    Important Dates:

    9/9/13:  Progress reports  10/4 & 10/5  Term exams 10/18/13 Report Cards

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    2013-2014 Course Syllabus for Latin I    Term 2

    Teacher: Sister Joan Maureen Landry, RSM    E-mail: biloxischools.ne

    Teacher’s Web Site: joan.landry@biloxischools.net

    Objectives: This is a general overview of what the teacher will teach and what the student is expected to master.

    mastery of second declension nouns, dative case, and imperative mood.
    •  mastery of present, imperfect, and future tenses of verbs
    • mastery of first and second declension adjectives. 
    • Latin roots of English vocabulary
    • Tests and Grades

    Grading:  A=90-100  B=80-89  C=70-79  D=65-69  F=below 65  I=incomplet

    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued. 

    Tests: Tests are given following each 10 derivatives covered through Verbum Diei, following each chapter, and each two vocabulary lists.

    Retesting:  Retesting is not designed for students who did not study. Only students who have demonstrated continuous and sincere effort to learn the material in class should ask to retest only  following a FAILING grade.  A student may retest within 10 days of the original test/quiz if that student has attended at least one 30-minute re-teach session, has redone all work,  and/or has completed additional study.

    Grades:  Students wishing to know their current grade in class must make a written request from the teacher using a form provided by the teacher.  The teacher will not take class time to provide a current grade.

    Homework/Assignments/Projects: All work is expected to be completed in class; students who need more time will take assignments home.  Students who have been absent are required to request make-up work at the END of the class period of the day they return to school.  Students will have 3 days to complete and turn in make-up work.  Assignments are not given out prior to anticipated absences.  Failure to make up a missed assignment, test, or project will result in a grade of 0.

    Course Requirements: Students must complete all classwork, which includes work with Greek and Roman Mythology

    Important Dates:

    Midterm progress report: November 18      Common Term Assessment: December 16-20

    Report Cards: January 13

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    2013-2014 Course Syllabus for Latin I    Term 3

     

    Teacher: Sister Joan Maureen Landry, RSM    E-mail: biloxischools.ne

    Teacher’s Web Site: joan.landry@biloxischools.net

    Objectives: This is a general overview of what the teacher will teach and what the student is expected to master.

    mastery of second declension nouns, dative case, and imperative mood.
    •  Mastery of present, imperfect, and future tenses of verbs
    • .Mastery of the Perfect tenses and the Passive voice of verbs
    • Continue translation from Latin the story of the Aeneid
    • Study and connect Latin roots of English vocabulary
    • Tests and Grades

    Grading:  A=90-100  B=80-89  C=70-79  D=65-69  F=below 65  I=incomplet

    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued. 

    Tests: Tests are given following each 10 derivatives covered through Verbum Diei, following each chapter, and each two vocabulary lists.

    Retesting:  Retesting is not designed for students who did not study. Only students who have demonstrated continuous and sincere effort to learn the material in class should ask to retest only  following a FAILING grade.  A student may retest within 10 days of the original test/quiz if that student has attended at least one 30-minute re-teach session, has redone all work,  and/or has completed additional study.

    Grades:  Students wishing to know their current grade in class must make a written request from the teacher using a form provided by the teacher.  The teacher will not take class time to provide a current grade.

    Homework/Assignments/Projects: All work is expected to be completed in class; students who need more time will take assignments home.  Students who have been absent are required to request make-up work at the END of the class period of the day they return to school.  Students will have 3 days to complete and turn in make-up work.  Assignments are not given out prior to anticipated absences.  Failure to make up a missed assignment, test, or project will result in a grade of 0.

    Course Requirements: Students must complete all classwork, which includes work with Greek and Roman Mythology

    Important Dates:

    Midterm progress report: Feb. 12      Mardi Gras Break :  Mar. 3-7    Term Tests - 3-13/ 3-14

    Report Cards: 3-28