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If you prefer a classical education in your homeschool then the Fourth Form Latin Complete Set from Memoria Press is a must-have! Basically since we began homeschooling many years ago, Memoria Press has been one of my favorite companies, especially for their Latin programs. When we first began our homeschooling journey, we started with Prima Latina. Now that I only have students in high school, I felt Fourth Form Latin would be a good fit for our family.
The Fourth Form Latin Complete Set includes Fourth Form Latin Student Text, Fourth Form Latin Student Workbook, Fourth Form Latin Quizzes & Tests, Fourth Form Latin Teacher Manual, Fourth Form Latin Teacher Key (for Workbook, Quizzes, & Tests), Fourth Form Latin Instructional DVDs, Fourth Form Latin Pronunciation CD, Fourth Form Latin Flashcards, Henle Latin I Text, Henle Latin Grammar, and the Henle Latin I Answer key.
The Fourth Form Latin completes the study of Latin Grammar by finishing all of the verb forms for all four conjugations and studies participles, infinitives, gerunds, and more. Separate lesson plans are available for purchase if you prefer to have everything laid out in that format.
Five units make up the course and include using all of the materials. I love how everything is provided so I do not really have to do anything beyond ordering the materials and opening the box.
The Teacher Manual spells out everything that needs to be done in order to learn Latin at home. It is easy to follow and contains the actual student pages so you can see what the student is looking at as well. I also appreciate how at the beginning of the manual suggestions are given Latin saying, vocabulary, Grammar/Syntax, using the workbook, final oral drills, and quizzes. Step by step instructions are provided for what should be down and said for each lesson.
The Student text contains the lesson material. It is easy to follow along with and to understand. Our family appreciates how there are no distractions or other things on the pages. It contains vocabulary lists, word studies, new grammar, Latin sayings, and more in a clear and concise manner.
The Student Workbook is where most of the time is spent each day. The lessons are broken down into sections. Each Unit is broken down into Lessons that are then broken down by Worksheets such as Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2, and so forth. You have the option to set up these worksheets in the way that suits your family best. The worksheets include written exercises in word study, grammar, sayings, vocabulary and more. Unit Reviews are also provided to help keep the student on track.
The DVDs provide invaluable instruction for the students. The videos are of high quality, easy to understand, and easy to follow. Our family really enjoyed watching them.
The Quizzes & Tests Booklet includes Quizzes for each lesson as well as tests for each unit. Our family elects to do the quiz on the last day of the lesson. while allotting a separate day for the unit tests. We found the tests and quizzes directly corresponded to what was being taught in the lessons.
The Teacher Key includes the answers for the Workbook, Quizzes, & Tests. My one complaint about this program is this book. The layout is not necessarily friendly to anyone who has vision problems. The layout of primarily having two pages per sheet and the color combination used make it very hard to read. Frequently, I had to take pictures of pages with my iPad so I could make it large enough to read. However, I love how all the answers are contained in one book.
The Henle books are designed to provide grammar and translation assistance. I appreciated having an answer key for these books.
The Pronunciation CD and the flashcards are a way of reinforcing what has been learned and what is currently being learned.
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