Summer Latin Reading Club
Summer course. The WTMA Summer Latin Reading Club is designed to keep Latin students practicing their language skills and engaged in reading and discussion over the summer break. Students will come together with their instructor once a week to discuss that week’s reading.
This class is appropriate for students who have completed Latin I, Latin II, or Latin III with the Well-Trained Mind Academy. For the first two weeks, students will make use of a tiered reader, in which the same story is presented at different reading levels within the same book. For the second two weeks, students will read a myth in novella format that is appropriate to their level of Latin, and come together to discuss common themes and characters. The last two texts are for students of all levels, and students with more of a background in Latin will be given additional readings to supplement these. While the focus during class will be on the main text, excerpts from the more advanced supplemental readings may be introduced into the discussion, during which time more advanced students are encouraged, but not required, to help facilitate class discussion by explaining to their peers main ideas, points of interest, etc.
Prerequisite: Latin I, II, or III