Picta Dicta Latin Primer is a first introduction to reading Latin suitable for either elementary or secondary students. It is a multimedia course, not only with readings and workbook exercises—but videos and app-based exercises as well. Students learn through all four language pathways (reading, writing, speaking, and hearing), which makes it both more enjoyable for them to learn and easier to retain.
The Picta Dicta Latin Reader series is a collection of grammar-level-based Latin readers suitable for students that are working through the Latin Primer Series or another Latin grammar curriculum. Each reader comes with a complete vocabulary and Picta Dicta's app-based vocabulary and grammar exercises.
Fabellae Simplices ("Simple Stories") by Joseph and Lia Roberts is a basic Latin reader with twelve stories—specifically designed for beginning Latin students that have just completed Picta Dicta Latin Primer (vol. 1). Since these stories introduce no new grammatical forms and very few new vocabulary words, they provide a fun and easy way to strengthen concepts and vocabulary the students have just learned before going on to new material.
Marcus Mirandus ("Marcus the Odd") by Matthew Frazer is a short novel set in the 19th century about a boy named Marcus who has delusions of grandeur. These stories are appropriate for students who have worked at least halfway through Picta Dicta Latin Primer (vol. 2) and have completed the classroom grammar lessons on verbs. Since these stories introduce no new grammatical forms and few new vocabulary words, students are able to quickly understand and enjoy these stories while reinforcing or reviewing what they have already learned.
Fabulae Phaedri (“Phaedrus’ Fables”) is a Latin student edition of select fables written by the freed Roman slave Phaedrus in the 1st Century AD. These fables had originally been written in Greek and attributed to the legendary Athenian slave Aesop, who is said to have used animal fables as a kind of secret language to speak his mind safely while under the watchful eye of his masters. Phaedrus, however, was the first to render them into verse, and it is Phaedrus’ Latin edition that was used extensively throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that defined Aesop’s fables as we still think of them today
Picta Dicta – Natural World is especially well-suited for elementary-age students, and focuses on a specific and important set of vocabulary—the natural world. Students learn the English and Latin for over 400 nouns from the natural world to establish an unparalleled foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences.
Picta Dicta – Vocabulary Builder is geared towards Jr. High, high school, and college students, and focuses on general reading vocabulary including verbs, adjectives, prepositions, and nouns for over 1,000 Latin words and concepts. It is designed for students seeking proficiency in reading Latin. It uses Multi-dimensional learning that provides students with a deeper understanding of words: pictures, sounds, context, definitions, translations, lexical information, and more.
Picta Dicta – Ancient World is especially well-suited for elementary or junior high students and focuses on vocabulary and concepts from the ancient world. They learn the English and Latin for over 500 concepts in ancient history to establish an unparalleled foundation for later study in Latin, English literature, foreign languages, history, and the sciences.
The Picta Dicta Grammar Notebok is designed to help Latin students organize their grammar notes systematically. The left-hand pages have Latin paradigms or syntax notes, and the right-handed pages are for students to record samples. This note book will pair with any jr. high or high school Latin grammar course.
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Visual Latin lessons pair three videos with worksheets and online flashcards to guide students from grammar concepts, to practice sentences, to reading in Latin. Kids everywhere love it! Dwane Thomas is a Latin magician: he’s spent over 15 years turning students into Latin speakers and readers. His secret? He’s one of those unique teachers who makes learning difficult subjects fun and enjoyable. Thousands of children have already been transformed through his magic: let yours be next.