Discipulus Illustris: Those Quizzes

**Read about DISCIPVLVS ILLVSTRIS, and Sabrina’s variation for some context** Should we assess what students remember about their classmates, or should we assess whether students understand Latin? Although the former has social benefits, let’s face it…we use student details as our understandable messages in Latin. It’s great to know that Johnny’s birthday is in April, but it’s better … Continue reading Discipulus Illustris: Those Quizzes

Discipulus Illustris: Updated Materials and Variation

**See a  more recent post with some changes to the Quizzes** Last week at TCI Maine ’15, Sabrina Janczak discussed and demoed Star of the Week, her process for student interviews. Although I first discovered a practical interview process from Bryce Hedstrom’s, word has it that original credit goes to Jody Noble, along with Krashen’s 1983 … Continue reading Discipulus Illustris: Updated Materials and Variation

Getting Texts: Companion Post to Input-Based Strategies & Activities

**Updated 2.8.19 with Dixit Card Storyasking** See this post for all the input-based activities you can do with a text. But how do we end up with a text in the first place?! Here are all the ways I’ve been collecting: **N.B. Many interactive ways to get texts require you to write something down during … Continue reading Getting Texts: Companion Post to Input-Based Strategies & Activities

K-F-D Quiz: Fun With Data Analysis!

I spent about 15min entering data from the diēs Mārtis (i.e. Tuesday) Latin class K-F-D Quizzes. N.B. These are “sneaky quizzes” per my NTPRS 2017 presentation, No Prep Grading & Assessment, referring to “assessments” that satisfy most quizzing/testing requirements, yet are actually an opportunity to interact and acquire. 28 students were in class for the K-F-D … Continue reading K-F-D Quiz: Fun With Data Analysis!