Study Guide: PROVERBIA DE ASINO STULTO. Print this page, and check off each item in order as you complete it.
____ Materials: Assemble
your materials! You will need: paper, pen or pencil, and a
____ Browser: Have the Legendum open in one window, and another window for the Perseus tools.
____ Background: Read the information in the yellow box on the Legendum webpage, and click on links that interest you. It's good to read some English materials first, before trying the Latin!
____ Reading Segmented Text Aloud
(1): Read through the story very slowly, looking at the segmented
text online. Do not worry about how much you do or do not understand at this
point - just make sure you read VERY slowly, pausing at the end of each line
in the segmented text, and taking an even bigger pause between each chunk
of text in the table.
____ Copying the Segmented Text: Copy the segmented text by hand onto a piece of paper. Copying is a great way to start learning the words! You will have space for notes on the right-hand side of this paper. READ ALOUD AS YOU COPY.
____ Reading for Comprehension
(1): Now read through the segmented text again, using the grammar
hints at the Legenda webpage. Look up words you do not
know - write down the form, write down your best guess at the dictionary
form, and then look it up. Jot down the English meaning(s) that seem
to fit, and correct the dictionary form if you guessed wrong about that.
Put a checkmark next to the segments you feel confident about. If
you are not confident, put a question mark.
____ Reading for Comprehension (2): Read through the passage again. If you are having trouble with a particular segment, look up each word in the segment in the dictionary carefully. Use the Perseus Morphology tool to figure out possible forms of the words. Still stuck? Visit the "Questions? Comments? Suggestions?" link to see if someone has had the same problem - or you can post a question there yourself.
____ Reading Segmented Text Aloud (2): Don't worry if there are patches of the story that are not 100% clear to you. That is natural with any foreign language! The goal is to have a good, general comprehension of the story. Read through the segmented text out loud again, very slowly, using pauses and intonation to bring out the meaning of the passage based on your overall understanding.____ Vocabulary Flash Cards: Choose at least some words you looked up to add to your flash cards (Vis-Ed cards are great! 1000 blank cards for $6 at vis-ed.com). Write out the flash cards and drill with them to reinforce what you have learned.