We worked on declining a noun from the third declension.
We used the verb – rex, regis – king.
We also practiced declining first and second declension nouns.
servus, servi – slave, victoria, victoriae – victory, Maria, Mariae – Mary and gladius, gladii – sword
I showed my girls how to translate the words differently depending on the case of the noun. We made a couple of practice sentences to practice translating.
* Note: These activities were done with my 4th and 6th graders who have only had Foundations Latin.
Sample practice sentences:
(Laudat – he/she praises and vident – they see)
Rex victoriam servorum laudat.
Maria regem laudat.
Servi Mariam et regem vident.
- The king (subject – nominative) praises the victory (accusative – direct object) of the slaves (genitive – possessive, translated “of the …”).
- Mary (subject – nominative) praises the king (accusative – direct object).
- The slaves (subject – nominative plural) sees Mary (accusative – direct object) and the king (accusative – direct object).
Check out Latin Noun Declensions – printable fill in the blank charts – students can add the endings to Latin words for each declension or learn to decline words, with answer key.