FVR Library Question

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben's Patreon at $10 or more
Already a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

6 thoughts on “FVR Library Question”

  1. Question. You mentioned taping the Latin over the top of the English. Wouldn’t it be preferable to have both, since students could use the English to establish meaning? I have a few books in my collection that are bilingual, and some of the students really like that (although I suppose they could be lazy and only read the English, or not be advanced enough to correlate the two languages correctly).

  2. I am talking about creating a bi-lingual book, with both English and Latin text, to provide somewhat of an analogous experience to the L1/L2 reading class described over the past week. Low pressure, reading CI, constant reference to the English building connections in the unconscious mind, etc.

  3. I’m thinking no on the dual language visual deal. It’s one thing when they hear the L1 when reading L2, but another when they can read both. I really don’t know. We need Jody or Laurie to comment on this.

  4. When I studied Latin in Brazil…eons ago, we had to make dialogues and skits in class – and put on a school play. It totally astonishes me, that we pretend it is not a “spoken” language. Were the Roman’s mimes? Maybe this is the time to…revive it…

    Also, in my current school, 2 years of f.l. are required. I get the feeling…that some take it so they don’t have to “speak”…

  5. Two other possibilities:

    Write a book with the class through the year, then “publish” it and put copies out for students to read.

    Have the “advanced” students write their own book for other students to read. I use this as a “project final” for level 4AP. Students spend the last couple of class periods and final exam day reading their stories to one another. They go through the entire writing process from initial idea through first draft, editing, peer editing, first submission (to me) to final product. Don’t tell anyone, but the grade is based primarily on how seriously they take the project rather than how perfect it is. Of course, the students who take this seriously consistently turn in the best products. I take the ones of sufficiently good quality and interest and put them out for FV R. One of the strictures of writing is that they have to use vocabulary they already know and have a limit on how many words they are allowed to look up. I remind them that they are writing for an audience that doesn’t have as much language as they do, so if they have to look words up, the target audience will be lost. Unfortunately I have to keep reminding them of this because everyone else seems to want them to produce works of great literature when they write, so they think they have to “impress” me. The way they impress me, though, is by writing something that my levels 1 and 2 can understand.

    Remember that this writing project is level 4, not level 1 or 2. By the end of level 4 my students are ready for the challenge of this kind of output and are very proud of their work, justifiably so.

Leave a Comment

  • Search

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Related Posts

The Problem with CI

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

CI and the Research (cont.)

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

Research Question

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

We Have the Research

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

$10

~PER MONTH

Subscribe to be a patron and get additional posts by Ben, along with live-streams, and monthly patron meetings!

Also each month, you will get a special coupon code to save 20% on any product once a month.

  • 20% coupon to anything in the store once a month
  • Access to monthly meetings with Ben
  • Access to exclusive Patreon posts by Ben
  • Access to livestreams by Ben