Teaching Materials Throughout the year I develop materials to promote a conversational environment, or helping to explain tricky concepts. I like to share with other teachers and to pay it forward. While I do have a bunch of materials at my personal website, I may be taking down that site in the near future and moving all of my materials to this site (which is easier to manage and edit). In the meantime, here are some of my more recent materials:
days of the week signs (dies Solis, etc). These are PDF files. Print, trim, and then I folded and taped the top over some twine and then strung them across the corner of my room.
abecedarium and patibulum (alphabet and hangman). This is a Google Slides presentation which I use before playing a little hangman with students. This is a great way to work on pronunciation and attention to long vs short vowels for level 1 students. BE SURE to look at the notes I have placed in the slides before you run the presentation.
The US and (yes) Texas Pledges of Allegiance. This is a Google Slides presentation. I don't force my students to say the pledge in Latin (because some won't do the pledge at all for religious reasons), but I confess to enjoying doing this myself.
felicem natalem tibi song. This is a Google Slides presentation. For the last two years I have had students write their names on one of the Bolchazy-Carducci calendars that I receive and hang it on the wall right by where I write the agendas so that I can keep track of whose birthday it is. Then I just make sure I have the Google Slides loaded and ready so we can all sing.
I Piscatum / Go Fish. This is a longer Google Slides presentation for how to play Go Fish in Latin. There are notes on most of the pages, explaining the research I had done years ago for playing cards in Latin, on the choices for vocabulary (I don't use the Greek names for some of the cards), ways to adapt it for building more oral conversation, etc etc. So read the notes, please!
Accenting Latin words. This is a Google Slides presentation that is a flow chart explaining the rules for accenting words.
Dividing Words. This is a Google Slides presentation which I made by request after I made the accenting slides.