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Stand-alone Latin supplement, Olim series component, or vocabulary program? You decide! This efficient little workbook designed to increase vocabulary retention can be used alongside the Once Upon a Time (Olim in Latin) Latin reading program. Or, it could be used alongside any Latin program. Lastly, it could be used just to increase vocabulary. Impressive in its simplicity and its ease of use, the whole world of derivatives (English words that are derived from Latin roots) is accessed. As the author says, "Studying Latin is hard, but this book is not!"
There are fifteen lessons in Derivatives Book I, each with ten Latin root words (all Latin words are from the Olim Readers) and their meanings. Usually 2-3 derivatives are provided for each root, but sometimes there are as many as 8-10. Lesson exercises are spread over two weeks and include the following: tracing the Latin and English words, choosing the right word to fill in the blank, matching, a story with blanks, multiple choice questions, a write-your-own story exercise, and, lastly a crossword or wordsearch puzzle. A pronunciation guide precedes the lessons, and a complete answer key is included in the back. 143 pgs. pb ~ Janice