My daughter and I are learning Latin side by side. We pretend we're taking a college course together, so I show her how to label her papers so that "Professor Scuttlebut" (our pretend prof) will know what he's grading. We're a good team - I'm terrible at memorizing, but she's quick, so she drills me. I know how languages work (this is my 4th foreign language), so she needs my experience in order to understand the concepts involved. Because there isn't a spoken component built into the curriculum, we make up hilarious stories and challenge each other in oral drills.
Just the other day we opened up my younger daughter's history book and started talking (in Latin) about the picture of the ancient Roman villa we found there!
The only concern I have is the curriculum (The Latin Road to English Grammar) doubles as an English grammar course. But I can't "double dip" on the transcript. Can I rely on the essay writing my daughter does? Especially as she wins high-placing ribbons every single year in Spring Fair for her essays?
Latin Road provide the grammar and vocabulary of a high school English class. You still need to cover reading and writing. This program allow you to "skip" teaching high school grammar and vocabulary. So it's not double dipping to use this as your vocabulary and grammar study, because you'll have plenty of other stuff the makes up your English credit. Does that make sense?
That's clear, thanks! I prefer teaching grammar in the context of the child's own writing because there's *so much* the child already has a handle on. Good to know I can show we're doing a formal study.