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3 Strategies for Latin Interactive Notebooks

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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


Roman Mythology:

  • Golden Apple

  • Trojan War Reading

  • Trojan Horse for Trojan War Facts

  • Roman Goddesses: Juno, Ceres, Vesta

Roman History:

  • 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

  • Gaul Reading

  • Gaul Map

Latin Grammar:

  • 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

  • Conversation Basics

  • Parts of Speech: Sorting

  • Case Identification: Sorting

There are pieces that you can download for free on TPT, and the full product is here.

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