Webb Latin teacher reviews newest edition in textbook series
Posted August 2, 2012
Experiences Kelly Northrup had with a Latin textbook series led the publisher to ask The Webb School Latin teacher to review sections of the series’ newest edition. Northrup, who is beginning her sixth year at Webb, reviewed Latin for the New Millennium Level 3, published by Bolchazy-Carducci, a classics-focused press in Chicago. The text is now available.
Northrup’s relationship with Bolchazy-Carducci has spanned several years. In the fall of 2008, she began using their Latin for the New Millennium (LNM) text series volume 1, and the following year when it became available, volume 2.
“Because of how active I am on their online teachers' lounge site, in the spring of 2010, Bolchazy-Carducci called me for quotes about how I liked the series,” said Northrup. The company then asked her to develop a webinar about how she implemented the text in her classroom for teachers who have just adopted or who may adopt the LNM text series. “I've since developed and given several times each two webinars, the first called “Implementing Latin for the New Millennium Levels 1 and 2” and the second, “Activities, Games, and Projects for Latin for the New Millennium Levels 1 and 2.”
In 2010, Northrup’s contact at LNM asked her if she would be interested in reviewing the forthcoming Latin for the New Millennium Level 3 book. “I agreed, and for all of last year I read sections of the book and gave my thoughts and input,” said Northrup. “I really enjoyed the reviewing process. I love books, so it was neat to be part of bringing a new book into the world, however small my involvement.”