Ab Ovo Ad Fabulam
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A powerpoint about Saturnalia that I use with my Latin students before our winter break. It explains some of the customs of the Roman holiday and...
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The story of Perseus slaying the Medusa, translated into simple Latin appropriate for Latin II. Practices the use of demonstrative pronouns, in p...
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A powerpoint I use with my classes around Valentine's Day to introduce the Roman holiday of Lupercalia. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to present depe...
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The story of Hercules and his unfortunate music teacher, Linus the Centaur, tranlated into simple Latin, suitable for a Latin I class. Practices ...
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The story of Jupiter and Mercury dressing as travelers and visiting Baucis and Philemon, translated into simple Latin appropriate for Latin I. Pr...
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A Latin story to translate about the myth of Sisyphus, the man cursed to push the rock up the hill in the underworld. Good practice for students ...
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The story of Manlius Capitolinus and the sacred geese saving Rome from invasion, translated into simple Latin appropriate for Latin I. Practices ...
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A collection of ten worksheets and one cover page that I use with my students to teach the subjunctive. I use them generally as a packet either i...
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The fable of the wolf and the goose trying to cross the river, translated into simple Latin appropriate for Latin I or II. Practices the use of t...
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The story of Theseus slaying the minotaur, translated into simple Latin appropriate for Latin II. Practices the use of adjectives in the comparat...
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Informational powerpoint introducing Aesop and his famous stories. I use this powerpoint at the very beginning of Latin II before we read a bunch...
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Latin story to translate using the imperfect tense. This story has three sections, suitable for splitting into small groups if you wanted. The fi...
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Latin story about Dido, the queen of Carthage, and how she tricked the Africans into giving her land for her new city. This is the first story th...
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The story of Romulus and Remus's birth and the founding of Rome as told by Livy in his Ab Urbe Condita. Pages break the text into approachable ch...
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This is a collection of 8 paragraph-long stories that I have included on my Latin I tests this year. I replaced the sentence translation section ...
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Latin story about Romulus and Remus's birth and being raised by a she-wolf. Latin I does this story very early in the year, so it only contains 1...
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Latin story to translate about the hero Bellerophon and how he tamed Pegasus, plus a couple of their adventures. Contains mainly perfect tense ve...
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I use this powerpoint to introduce my Latin I students to some of the basic uses of the genitive case (partitive genitive, genitive of amount, ge...
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Powerpoint giving notes for the formation and translation of the Imperfect Tense (active only). I use this in Latin I to introduce this grammar t...
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An authentic ancient ghost story from a writer named Phlegon, who collected tales of the supernatural. This story is about a girl named Philinnio...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching in a Pennsylvania public high school since 2006.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use primarily grammar-translate with my Latin students in I and II, moving to reading authentic Roman authors in III-V to cover important historical events and the material needed for the AP exams.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I usually sign my emails "Head of the Latin Department" since I'm the only one in my building : )

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Latin from Franklin & Marshall College (2004) MAT in Latin from University of Vermont (2006) Currently earning my PhD from University of Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am supposed to be using Ecce Romani, but I got so fed up with it that I've created nearly all of my own vocabulary lists, worksheets, stories, and tests. I particularly enjoy writing stories in Latin for my students. It is a good amount of work, but I love to write, and it allows me to tailor them much more closely to the unit of grammar we're doing. Plus when that information eventually comes out in class it really stuns my students.