Summer Latin Reading Club

Summer club. 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 and up 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 or higher.

"I had a great time in class. It was so much fun getting to read the books and meet new people! Thank you!"
- Student Course Evaluation Summer
"A great opportunity to stay connected with Latin over the summer--thank you!"
- Parent Course Evaluation Summer

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    Summer Latin Reading Club Information

    • Club meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
    • Club cap: 20 students.
    • Designed for grades 7-12.

    Course Materials

    • Click here to purchase the club texts.
      • Sacri Pulli: A Tale of War and Chickens
      • Vox in Tenebris
      • Poenica Purpuraria: A Latin Novella
      • Pegasus and Bellerophon: A Latin Novella

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