When you have studied Latin for a year or two, it's time to read those old favorites in Latin!
Links are tucked away in the dozens and dozen of posts on this blog. And since sometimes I update old posts months later with related new finds, even if you have read every post here from the beginning, you may find something you hadn't seen in the below new list!
These are the very first steps to sentence diagramming. Of course there's way more to know--but these are the very basics that will get you started. Keep this mental tool handy when you really want to get inside the grammar of a sentence!
It feels like everyone involved in creating this work really, really loved the Latin language. It is bursting with helpful charts and examples!
There is no better way I know of to feel like Latin is a spoken language than having a repertoire of pieces that you can hear with your "mind's ear".
Here is an excellent summary of the history of the Latin language from 1923, by Englishman J.E. Lowe. (Spelling differences from mine abound!)
In the spirit of the upcoming "Season of Latin," if you will, I have some links and printables to offer you.
This really is a nice book: sentences and selections are arranged according to the chapter of Wheelock's Latin, going along with the pace of the textbook's difficulty and introduction of vocabulary.