Latin Storytime Curriculum Spotlight

by Lynna Sutherland in Curriculum Spotlights

Emily Weis, Latin educator, shared with us about Latin Storytime - her free program of storytime videos on YouTube and Facebook with accompanying parent guides, free for subscribers!

Latin Storytime is designed as a gentle introduction to the Latin language for both the child and the parent.

Emily weis - owner/creator

Latin Storytime is designed as a gentle introduction to the Latin language for both the child and the parent.

The parent and child can watch the videos together to learn the vocabulary and the companion parent's guides provide some basic grammar explanations to help the parent if they desire to grow in their Latin knowledge.

Activity and practice ideas come with explanations designed for the parent with no Latin background.


Latin Storytime: Facts at a Glance

Author/Publisher: Emily Weis, Latin at Home
Website: https://latinstorytime.com/
Religious Perspective: Christian
Levels: N/A
Age Range: PreK-4th grade
Pronunciation (?): Classical
Instruction Method (?): Spoken / Comprehensible Input

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Get to Know Latin Storytime!

Who is the creator of Latin Storytime?

Latin Storytime was created by Emily Weis. Emily holds a B.A. in Classics from Truman State University, graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors and Honors Scholar distinction, was a recipient of the CAMWS (Classical Association of the Midwest and South) Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies, 2010-2011 , and taught Latin at the junior high and high school levels for 6 years.

Was Latin Storytime designed to be used as a homeschool curriculum?

Latin Storytime was created specifically for the homeschool environment.

Is Latin Storytime a religious-based Latin curriculum?

Latin Storytime is written from a Christian perspective.

How many levels of Latin Storytime are available?

There are many individual Latin Storytime videos, but they do not comprise levels.

For which ages/grades is Latin Storytime most appropriate?

Latin Storytime is designed for PreK - 4th graders.

How can homeschool parents know if their child is ready for Latin Storytime?

Any student can use this material.

Is Latin Storytime designed to be used by a homeschool parent with no Latin background?

Yes. Latin Storytime is designed as a gentle introduction to the Latin language for both the child and the parent. The parent and child can watch the videos together to learn the vocabulary and the companion parent's guides provide some basic grammar explanations to help the parent if they desire to grow in their Latin knowledge. Activity and practice ideas come with explanations designed for the parent with no Latin background.

When students finish all levels of Latin Storytime, what do you recommend for continued Latin study?

For families that want to continue more formal Latin studies after using Latin Storytime, I recommend looking at I Speak Latin by Andrew Campbell or the Picta Dicta Latin Primer series from Roman Roads Media.

Curriculum Details for Latin Storytime

Which subjects are covered in Latin Storytime?

  • Latin grammar
  • Latin vocabulary
  • Latin pronunciation

Latin grammar topics are introduced in the parent's guides in order to give parents some helpful background knowledge.

Does Latin Storytime teach Classical or Ecclesiastical pronunciation {more info}?

Latin Storytime uses the Classical Pronunciation of Latin.

What approach to Latin learning does Latin Storytime use to teach language study {more info} ?

Latin Storytime uses a Spoken / Comprehensible Input approach to Latin learning.

Young children are not ready to study Latin with either the Grammar or Reading methods. Nevertheless, starting Latin at a young age can provide great opportunity for building future Latin literacy (reading fluency), so if we want to begin Latin with that age group, we must start with the methods that are developmentally appropriate for them.

What resources and ancillary materials are available with Latin Storytime?

  • Streaming video with lessons for students
  • Teacher manual with instruction for teaching concepts
  • Online community or contact for homeschool parent support 

Story videos are released for free on YouTube and Facebook. Companion parent's guides are available for free with email signup and include a vocabulary list, grammar notes for the parent, and ideas for practicing Latin vocabulary in daily contexts. Support for the parent is available by contacting me through email or social media.

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About the Author Lynna Sutherland

Lynna Sutherland is the mom of eight kids ranging in age from high school to preschool. She loves to encourage parents in grace-based, relationship-focused Christian parenting.

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