Fourth Form Latin completes the journey of Latin grammar by reviewing all material in First, Second, and Third Form, completing all verb forms for all four conjugations by studying participles, infinitives, gerunds, and much more. Fourth Form continues to employ the identical format of First Form—an attractive, concise Student Text, systematic presentation in five units, extensive Workbook exercises, and a Teacher Manual with everything you need to successfully teach this course. The First Year Henle text is required for some translation practice.
The Form Series:
Based on twenty years of teaching experience, the Forms Series will be your guide as you and your students continue to successfully climb the mountain of Latin Grammar all the way to the top! The uniqueness of the Forms Series lies in two features:
1. It is committed to the trivium model of teaching grammar systematically in order to facilitate retention and understanding, rather than topically, to facilitate translation.
2. Extensive workbook exercises ensure skills mastery and rapid recognition of inflected forms.
The Forms Latin Series' grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because these are the skills suitable for the grammar stage student. The First Form Series is for students of all ages because all beginners—regardless of age—are in the grammar stage of learning. Syntax (how to use the grammar) and translation are logic- and rhetoric-stage skills, respectively, and quickly overwhelm the student unless they are introduced at a slow, gentle pace and taught for mastery. By the time a student reaches Fourth Form, they will be so confident they will swallow up the syntax presented in it easier than their counterparts. First Form is the ideal text for all beginners, grades 5 and up, or is a great follow-up to Latina Christiana I at any age. Now every school and homeschool can have a truly successful Latin program that creates Latin scholars rather than Latin drop-outs.
Fourth Form mastery:
- Relative and interrogative pronouns
- Defective verbs
- Infinitives and their use
- Gerunds and gerundives
- Deponent verbs
- Irregular verbs
- Indefinite prounouns
- Purpose clauses
- Sequence of tenses