New Steps in Latin

Accompanying courses for Michael Klaasen's New First Steps in Latin and New Second Steps in Latin.

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This very brief course provides sample lessons from the New Steps in Latin program. Lessons are presented in a variety of manners. We are using this course to gather feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of each format.
Description
New Steps in Latin is a three book series designed specifically for middle school students (grades 6-9). The texts employ a minimum of explanation of grammatical principles, but focus on learning through numerous examples. The series offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin and grammar. Each book consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin. Taken together, the three books form a complete course for grades 7-9 or 6-8. Vocabulary in the series is based on Cicero, Vergil, Ovid, and Pliny. After completing New Steps in Latin, students will be ready to read these or other unaltered Latin authors.
New First Steps (grade 6 or 7):
conjugations 1-4, active and passive voice; declensions 1-5; simple sentences
New Second Steps (grade 7 or 8):
participles, infinitives, relative clauses, indirect statement; complex sentences; connected reading
New Third Steps (grade 8 or 9):
uses of the subjunctive, gerund and gerundive; excerpts from Caesar, Bellum Gallicum
New Steps in Latin concentrates on essential grammar and morphology, and on the syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. It combines a minimum of explanation with a maximum of exercises (at least 40 sentences per lesson). It can be used alone, as a main text supplemented by readings and cultural material, or as a supplementary grammatical worktext for a reading-oriented course. The three books together can also function as a quick Latin review.

Authors
This series has been the result of a group effort of instructors in Classics at The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania. The project was initiated by Lee Pearcy who has taught Latin and Greek for more that 30 years at all levels from middle school to graduate school and is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, textbooks, and scholarly studies.

Mary Allen, Thomas Kent, Michael Klaassen, Mary Van Dyke Konopka, and Alexander Pearson of the Department of Classics at The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, make up the team of experienced, effective Latin teachers who have worked together for years to prepare this successor to Francis Ritchie’s classic 19th-century texts, First, Second and Third Steps in Latin.
Description
New Steps in Latin is a three book series designed specifically for middle school students (grades 6-9). The texts employ a minimum of explanation of grammatical principles, but focus on learning through numerous examples. The series offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin and grammar. Each book consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin. Taken together, the three books form a complete course for grades 7-9 or 6-8. Vocabulary in the series is based on Cicero, Vergil, Ovid, and Pliny. After completing New Steps in Latin, students will be ready to read these or other unaltered Latin authors.
New First Steps (grade 6 or 7):
conjugations 1-4, active and passive voice; declensions 1-5; simple sentences
New Second Steps (grade 7 or 8):
participles, infinitives, relative clauses, indirect statement; complex sentences; connected reading
New Third Steps (grade 8 or 9):
uses of the subjunctive, gerund and gerundive; excerpts from Caesar, Bellum Gallicum
New Steps in Latin concentrates on essential grammar and morphology, and on the syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. It combines a minimum of explanation with a maximum of exercises (at least 40 sentences per lesson). It can be used alone, as a main text supplemented by readings and cultural material, or as a supplementary grammatical worktext for a reading-oriented course. The three books together can also function as a quick Latin review.

Authors
This series has been the result of a group effort of instructors in Classics at The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania. The project was initiated by Lee Pearcy who has taught Latin and Greek for more that 30 years at all levels from middle school to graduate school and is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, textbooks, and scholarly studies.

Mary Allen, Thomas Kent, Michael Klaassen, Mary Van Dyke Konopka, and Alexander Pearson of the Department of Classics at The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, make up the team of experienced, effective Latin teachers who have worked together for years to prepare this successor to Francis Ritchie’s classic 19th-century texts, First, Second and Third Steps in Latin.