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Week 1: In Principio erat Verbum

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In the beginning was the Word:      I'm taking time this week to show my daughter how Henle Latin is set up. We have three books—Purple Lesson Book, Blue Grammar, White Answer Key. I tabbed my books so that I can find what I want when I want it. It really does help.


      Purple Lesson Book - I highlighted all the rules. THESE ARE IMPORTANT. They are placed in rectangles all throughout the book. The vocabulary words are spaced throughout the lessons so you have to watch out for them. I like how the vocabulary includes all parts of speech. This enables the student to read simple Latin sentences without having to have English words thrown in. Also, at the end of Units 1-2 and at the end of Units 3-4 are lists of all the vocabulary words introduced. They are listed by declensions and conjugations, and also in groups of adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and adverbs. This is super helpful. Last year, I was well into the semester before I realized that in the back of the book…