Stephen Daly Distinti

Stephen Daly Distinti Stephen Daly Distinti began his career studying Latin at the Genesis Program in Brooklyn and at Xavier High School in New York City. He went on to earn a BA and MA in Classics at Columbia University. He currently teaches Latin and Ancient Greek at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Distinti lives with his dog in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Stephen Daly Distinti's Books

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  • A Notebook for Caesar's De Bello Gallico

    Author: Stephen Daly Distinti
    Product Code: 8261
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-826-8

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    A Notebook for Caesar’s De Bello Gallico provides students with a system for processing their homework and preparing their Latin assignment for in-class presentation. The complete Latin text for the AP® Latin Exam is triple-spaced to allow plenty of room for annotations. Below the Latin passage, students copy from their textbooks all the Latin vocabulary that they do not know. This changes the process of vocabulary building from one of passive recognition to active recall by creating personalized vocabulary lists for study. The facing page provides two blank lines keyed to the Latin text: one for the students’ home translations and one for corrections students note as the class shares translations. The second line allows students to make adjustments without erasing their mistakes. Doing so encourages students to become reflective learners who analyze and learn from their errors. The section below the translation, entitled “Additional Notes,” keeps class notes together with the Latin passage. At the end of each set of Latin passages from the individual De Bello Gallico books, students keep track of and review the major plot points for what they have read in Latin. Students also construct summaries of the English readings required by the AP® Latin curriculum on pages so designated.