Grade(s): 6th – 10th
Prep Time: Moderate
Teacher Manual: Yes
Teacher Involvement: Moderate
Cost: $$ || ?
Publication Date: 2013
Updated Review: May 10, 2014
From Michael Clay Thompson’s website:
Caesar’s English I has twenty lessons, each introducing five new stems with an introductory Latin Stem List and the following learning activities:
Latin Stem Talk; Latin Stem Analogy; Advanced Words, Classic Words, Who’s That Writer; Latin Stem: English and Spanish; A Roman Fact; and a Latin Stem Word Search game.
Caesar’s English II includes photographs to enhance the understanding of Ancient Rome. It has, besides all the elements in the first volume, a heavier emphasis on the relationship between English and Spanish.
Each of the twenty lessons also includes five new stems and five review stems from volume I. Students are challenged to fill in the blank in a sentence by a famous author using stem words. Each lesson has a grammar example of the use of one stem word.
Caesar’s English is also available in a Classical Education student edition, along with an Implementation Manual. The Classical edition expands the material devoted to the Roman context, including a score of maps, biographical sections on Caesar, and a series of poems by Michael Clay Thompson. It also contains essays on Roman architecture and construction methods and roads and buildings. The language arts features in the enhanced edition extend to more word searches, more activities, a more disciplined and focused attention to grammar and the grammatical context of vocabulary, and more poetry.
Many students who complete Caesar’s English move on to Word Within The Word.
About the Author:
Michael Clay Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University, studied for gifted education accreditation at Mars Hill College and obtained his MA from Western Carolina University. During his teaching career he taught in schools in Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children and as an online instructor in Language Arts for the Northwestern University Gifted Learning Links program . Michael Clay Thompson has written more than 70 books.
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