3 Strategies for Latin Interactive Notebooks
Strategies for Implementing a Latin Interactive Notebook
As a teacher, I have always wanted a Latin interactive notebook to exist. Interactive notebooks are so enticing: they allow you to review, or present material, or have the students quiz themselves, in a manner that’s doesn’t include me lecturing. After years of making a page or two at a time, I finally made an comprehensive Latin interactive notebook.
3 Ways to Use a Latin Interactive Notebook
How I use my Latin Interactive Notebook: Supplemental Instruction. To counter-act the “summer slide” of Latin grammar learned in 7th grade, my incoming 8th graders complete an interactive notebook at the start of the year. An interactive notebook is preferable to just re-taking the same notes as last year, and it allows them to review using the templates!
Sub Plans! Because the Latin Interactive Notebook comes with instructions and example pictures, you could easily fill a class period’s sub plans by projecting the pre-made instruction slides onto a screen and handing the sub the copies of the pages to complete. There are Roman History, Mythology, and Latin grammar pages so the students could take a whole period to review The Roman Kings, The Trojan War, and declension endings all on a sub day!
Interactive review. The pages of any interactive notebook are intended to function as review activities for students. This comes in two forms: 1. flaps that have endings underneath and a prompt on top. 2. Pockets for cases and parts of speech along with cutouts that need to be sorted by the students.
I ended up with a Latin interactive notebook that has 51 activities, including everything from History and Myth to Latin Grammar. The grammar included ranges from parts of speech and basic case function to every noun and verb ending my 7th and 8th grade students need to know.
Pages of a Latin Interactive Notebook
Trojan War Reading
Trojan Horse for Trojan War Facts
Roman Goddesses: Juno, Ceres, Vesta
Roman History Overview Reading Passage
Roman History Overview: Draw What You Know!
Roman Origins Reading
Roman Origins: Put Events In Chronological Order
Facts about Roman Origins Foldable
The 7 Kings of Rome
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech: Advanced
Grammar Basics: Latin Nouns Change Ending
Principal Parts of Verbs
Verb Conjugations: Person and Number
Latin Tenses: Present System
Latin Tenses: Perfect System
Latin’s Case System: Examples
Latin’s Case System: Function Identification
8 Most Common Latin Prepositions
7 Most Common Latin Verbs
1st-5th Declension Noun Endings
Sum, esse: Present System
1st-4th Conjugation Present System
Possum, posse: Present System
Volo, velle: Present System
How to Form the Perfect System
How to Form Subjunctive Verbs
Parts of Speech: Sorting
Case Identification: Sorting
There are pieces that you can download for free on TPT, and the full product is here.