Caesar’s English I Place these directions in a page-protector and keep in your binder. For Odd-Numbered Lessons: 1. 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”. 2. Caesar’s Analogies: Write the entire analogy including your correct answer. For example, __________: _________ :: __________ : ___________ Then, explain the type of analogy made. 3. Advanced Word Practice saying the word using correct pronunciation. Write three sentences showing that you understand when and how to use the word. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. Real Latin Copy the quotation in English. Explain, in a paragraph, how it connects the thinking or behaviors of the ancient and modern worlds. 7. 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. * 1. 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. 2. 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? 3. What is this writer saying? For each author, copy the sentence as written. Below it rewrite it using a synonym for the bold word. 4. 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. 5. Caesar’s Analogies: Write the entire analogy including your selection in the analogy format - _______ : ________ :: __________ : __________ label the type of analogy. 6. 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 book. 7. 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.” 8. 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 9. 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.