Caesar*s English I - Mrs. Gross Horizons 4

Caesar’s English I
Place these directions in a page-protector and keep in your binder.
For Odd-Numbered Lessons:
Latin Stems (Please note, writing GOOD sentences takes time and effort)
Using one of the suggested words from the Modern Examples, write a complete
sentence representing each stem: 5 stems = 5 sentences (you may use more than one
stem in a sentence). I must know through context that you know the meaning of the
word . Ambiguous usage won’t count. For example: “She was melancholy” is
ambiguous – the meaning of melancholy is not clear. A better example: “ The death of
her dog made her weep and feel melancholy.” Notice how the use of weep
emphasizes the feeling of sadness to explain “melancholy”.
Caesar’s Analogies: Write the entire analogy including your correct answer. For
example, __________: _________ :: __________ : ___________
Then, explain the type of analogy made.
Advanced Word
Practice saying the word using correct pronunciation. Write three sentences showing
that you understand when and how to use the word.
Who’s That Writer?
Find out additional bits of information about the author, or topic of their book or
poetry. Do not write a biography of the person – just some interesting/unusual facts.
A Roman Fact
Find out additional information about the topic of this quote or observation, OR some
general information about Roman culture, and share your findings in a short paragraph
of three or more sentences.
Real Latin
Copy the quotation in English. Explain, in a paragraph, how it connects the thinking
or behaviors of the ancient and modern worlds.
Discussion Poster
Copy the quotation and the author. Explain what you think it means in a paragraph
and how it might relate to your life or current events, in another paragraph. Be
specific and give examples.
A cumulative test will be given after chapters 10 and 20.
A test on authors and works cited in each chapter will be used as bonus points.
Caesar’s English I
Generic directions for the even-numbered lessons. *
Create a sentence for each vocabulary word in the lesson. Try to make it
pertinent to the day’s news or your life. Bonus points awarded if you copy a
sentence from your novel that uses the vocabulary.
Write the word, then write the sentence. For example –
Myriad: A myriad of people, covering every inch of the three acre site,
thronged the amphitheater for the free rock festival.
Caesar’s English Word Poster - Write a response to one of the featured quotes
in each lesson. What is the quote referring to? Is the quote used today as a
metaphor for a common situation? Does it sound pleasing to hear or say?
What is this writer saying? For each author, copy the sentence as written.
Below it rewrite it using a synonym for the bold word.
Caesar’s synonyms/antonyms: using a college dictionary, find the differences
in meaning and usage between the bold print vocabulary word and the suggested
synonyms. For each difference, state the context for usage.
Caesar’s Analogies: Write the entire analogy including your selection in the
analogy format - _______ : ________ :: __________ : __________ label the
type of analogy.
Who is that writer? Go online and research this author’s biography. Give a
brief synopsis and focus on an interesting fact you learned that is NOT in your
Caesar Rewrites: Explain what the writer is talking about by writing a sentence
in your own words, sans bold vocabulary word. For example –
From James M. Barrie’s , Peter Pan: “His eyes were of the blue of the
forget-me-not, and of a profound melancholy.”
You might say, “He had very sad blue eyes.”
Caesar’s Wordy Story: Translate the paragraph into modern English – as
though you were relaying the story to a friend. Be sure to keep all necessary
details of the original story. If there is no given wordy story, create your own
wordy story using all of this week’s words and as many of previous lessons’ as
you can
Caesar’s Favorite Word: Which one of the new vocabulary words will you use
most often? Why? When might you use it?
*One Lesson per week - Due each Tuesday (suggestion: do one question per night).
A cumulative quiz is given after the 5th and 15th Lesson.
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