Cumulative Chapter Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition
By Brad Tillery, Richard A. LaFleur
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Cumulative vocabulary lists for the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin. The list for each chapter contains all the words for that chapter as well as for all chapters preceding; e.g., the chapter 10 list includes all the words introduced in chapters 1-10, usefully sorted by part of speech; nouns and adjectives are further sorted by declension, and verbs by conjugation; all English meanings are included, as are macrons and accents.
- An invaluable study and review aid for students
- Helpful for teachers in designing chapter and unit tests, and composing Latin sentences and passages for tests and in-class work
- Forty cumulative lists
- Lists are arranged by chapter of Wheelock's Latin; each list is cumulative: includes all previous chapter lists
- Lists are sorted by part of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, interjections, idioms, prefixes, suffixes, numerals)
- Nouns further sorted by declension
- Verbs further sorted by conjugation
- Lists include all English meanings, and have macrons and accents
Richard A. LaFleur is the Franklin Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Athens, and is the author of many Latin text and pedagogy books as well as numerous articles on Latin language, literature, pedagogy, and teacher-training.
Brad Tillery holds a BA and an MEd from Georgia College and State University and is currently teaching at North Oconee High School, Oconee County, Georgia.
Comments and Reviews
A Word(list) to the Wise (or: Words Your Grammar Taught You)
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has produced another resource to make the process of learning Latin more rewarding for students and the complexity of teaching Latin more effective for instructors. Cumulative Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock’s Latin, by Richard A. LaFleur and Brad Tillery, makes the lives of both Latin students and Latin teachers easier and more productive.
Latin students will be able to see a list of all the vocabulary they have had for all the chapters prior to and including the one they are studying in Wheelock’s Latin. Latin teachers will be able to reference the same information for their aid in recalling which vocabulary the students have already learned.
Each of the forty lists in the book, corresponding to each of the forty chapters in Wheelock’s Latin, contains all the vocabulary words introduced in all the previous chapters and the current one. The words are grouped by part of speech: nouns and adjectives are organized by declension, ending with indeclinable nouns; verbs are presented by conjugation or irregular, deponent, and defective categories. Adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, and idioms likewise appear together. This system of collection produces an opportunity not otherwise available and easy to overlook: to see the patterns of principal parts, endings, and other consistencies among vocabulary words that students have been learning separately. The groupings also invite comparison between words with similar spellings or forms. Using the book as a companion to the text provides an excellent study aid and tool for classroom use.
Each word is given with full features:all its forms spelled out
full English meanings
macrons and accents
the number of the chapter it first appeared in
Latin teachers are accustomed to having the one student in every first-year Latin high school class who knows precisely which vocabulary the class has encountered. If the teacher can’t remember in class if a word is a vocabulary word the text has already introduced, looking at the student provides swift confirmation or a shake of the head. This student knows every time. But college students don’t seem to have brains that retain this information. In fact, after doing well on a vocabulary test for one chapter, they seem to have forgotten all about those words when working on the next chapter and learning the new vocabulary.
This cumulative vocabulary list should jog their memories and provide visual reinforcement of how they are expected to build up their vocabulary, not learn it for each chapter and forget it in place of new vocabulary in the next chapter. Students will be able to review by using the chapter they are working on.
Teachers, too, will be able to see at a glance what vocabulary they can accurately expect the students to have familiarity with at any given point. Instructors will find the reference convenient when making quizzes or tests.
How many of us have started such lists, only to abandon them sooner or later? When word processing became available, its electronic properties seemed to offer the magic wand, but still the project defied completion. It isn’t as easy as it looks to keep adding to each chapter as the list gets longer and longer. But now this task has been completed and is available for the benefit of students and teachers alike.
This cumulative vocabulary list, especially teamed up with the other supporting products for Wheelock’s Latin—audio tapes, vocabulary cards, workbook—can lessen the frustrating, cumbersome parts of both the learning and the teaching of Latin and thereby enhancing the exciting parts of the experience.
— Vicki Wine
E-litterae March 14, 2006
Wheelock’s Latin is better than ever!
Wheelock’s Latin, 6th Edition, Revised: a comprehensive introductory course, based on ancient authors, with self-tutorial exercises and key, extensive vocabularies and supplementary readings, numerous illustrations and maps, online audio and Teacher’s Guide, in paperback and hardcover. Also available: Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin and the intermediate textbook Wheelock’s Latin Reader. HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022; www.harpercollins.com