Why Novellas? + Novella List (The 68 currently available Latin novellas written with sheltered vocabulary **Updated 7.25.2020**)
Using Novellas (ways novellas are being used in pre-collegiate and collegiate classrooms **Updated 4.20.2020**)

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**Magister P’s Pop-Up Grammar**

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1) Rūfus lutulentus (20 words!)
Teacher’s Materials

2) Rūfus et Lūcia: līberī lutulentī FVR Reader based on Rūfus lutulentus (25-70 words)

3) Syra Sōla (29 words)
Teacher’s Materials

4) Syra et animālia FVR Reader based on Syra sōla (35-85 words)

5) Pīsō perturbātus (36 words)

6) Drūsilla in Subūrā (38 words)

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7)  Rūfus et arma ātra  (40 words)
Teacher’s Materials
– Audiobook

8) Rūfus et gladiātōrēs FVR Readers based on Rūfus et arma ātra (49-104 words)

9) Quīntus et nox horrifica (52 words)

10) Pīsō et Syra et pōtiōnēs mysticae (163 cognates + 7 words)

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11) Drūsilla et convīvium magārum (58 words)

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12) Agrippīna: māter fortis (65 words)
Learning Latin via Agrippīna
Teacher’s Materials

13) Līvia: māter ēloquens Choose-Your-Own-Level FVR Reader based on Agrippīna: māter fortis (44-86 words)

14) trēs amīcī et mōnstrum saevum (87 words)

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15) fragmenta Pīsōnis: Latin Poetry from the Pisoverse (96 words)

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16) Pīsō Ille Poētulus (108 words)
Pīsō Ille Poētulus  (latín – español)
Poetry Audio Album
Teacher’s Guide & Student Workbooks

17) Pīsō: Tiered Versions A Pīsō Ille Poētulus Choose-Your-Own-Level FVR Reader (68-138 words)

18) sīgna zōdiaca Vol. 1 (63 cognates + 84 words)

19) Tiberius et Gallisēna ultima (155 words)

“So far I am mostly able to figure out what is being said even though I don’t know *any* Latin.”
– M. Sintros on Quintus et nox horrifica Audiobook

“If someone wants to read Latin fast, and understand a lot, I recommend the cognate book, Pīsō et Syra et pōtiōnēs mysticae.”
– A second year Latin student

“Today I read Drūsilla et convīvium magārum. I liked it because it was a good read that was simple to understand.”
– A third year Latin student on Drūsilla et convīvium magārum

“Today, I read Syra et animālia. I like it because Syra sōla was a good book and this is a continuation of it.”
– A third year Latin student on Syra et animālia

“In short, absolutely, the method you use works, and that’s the thing that I really dislike about most Latin courses. You really don’t get exposed to the huge quantities of Latin (I think most studies say 2000 words a week?) necessary to actually build comprehension, retention, and fluency. It’s not that I’m against both instruction and homework in grammar and syntax; it’s just that more than anything, one needs to read a lot, and begin reading as soon as possible, even if it’s something as sheltered as your Rufus lutulentus!”
– Greg, a Latinophile

“Interesting, and relatable.”
– A first year Latin student on Syra sōla

“My students love the stories, and it’s helping me to re-write my curriculum!”
– Latin Teacher, CT

“I’m a fan of Magister P’s novellae, and this concise and tidy grammar reference does not disappoint! It is a great, accessible resource for kids who aren’t ready to use Bennett’s or Allen & Greenough. Even better, he lists “they” among the 3rd person singular pronouns! My students were thrilled to see this inclusivity!”
Amazon Review of Magister P’s Pop-Up Grammar

“Latin texts with only 40 unique words are EXACTLY what the profession needs right now…and we need a lot of them.”
– Stephen Krashen onRūfus et arma ātra

“Latin was OK but now it’s my favorite subject!” & “These books are so much fun.”
– Donna S’s 4th grade students

“Hodie attuli discipulis Pisonem Perturbatum vix ex involucro Amazonum extractum. Non licuit mihi inspicere, e manibus pulli mei eripuerunt :)”
– A. Veronensis on his students’ positive reaction to Pīsō perturbātus

“This book was very good. I feel like when we did our army unit this book would’ve been great to read. I knew most of the words, and only had to look up a few, which was nice. The book wasn’t too easy and also wasn’t too hard so it took just the right amount of time to read.”
– Latin 2 high school student on Rūfus et arma ātra

“This book is like a Dr Seuss book in Latin. Repetition can get boring, but Dr. Seuss and Lance Piantaggini do it well… It’s a really compelling story.”
Amazon Review of Rūfus et arma ātra

“I think the Latin is very intelligible, and I love the idea of having something that has metered poetry in it that’s appropriate for a level 1 or 2 student.”
Latin Teacher on Pīsō Ille Poētulus

“I very much like it. I want to keep reading and take it home. Some words I don’t know, and they are repeated several times so I can keep reading. I’m surprised that I can read in Latin.”
– Latin 2 high school student on Agrippīna: māter fortis