Tagging your Libelli as Latin: Make sure you use latin as a tag when you create your reader, so that it will be listed with the Latin-language readers (the languages are listed in the right-hand column of the Tar Heel homepage). You can use other tags as well. Just make sure you use the latin tag, and that you separate multiple tags with commas.
Formatting: You can cut-and-paste the text from another file if you want, and the Tar Heel site seems to be macron-friendly. So, feel free to use macrons and/or accent marks (ecclesiastical style). I've also included vowels marked with brevia, too, in case that might be useful.
ā - ē - ī - ō - ū - Ā - Ē - Ī - Ō - Ū
á - é - í - ó - ú - Á - É - Í - Ó - Ú
ă - ĕ - ĭ - ŏ - ŭ - Ă - Ĕ - Ĭ - Ŏ - Ŭ
Writing your book:
1. Go to write-a-book - link is in right-hand column: http://tarheelreader.org/write-a-book/
2. You create pages by choosing a picture: just put in a search term in Flickr (separate multiple terms with commas), and browse results; click to choose one of the pictures.
3. A page appears below with the picture you have selected; you type in the caption. You can drag-and-drop the pages to rearrange them, or use the left- and right-arrows to move pages.
4. Repeat for all the pages you want. To delete a page, click on the red X to delete it.
5. Save your draft with the button at the bottom of the page, or publish if you are done! MAKE SURE TO TAG YOUR BOOK AS: Latin.
Adapt existing books: You can take ANY existing Tar Heel book and translate it into Latin! So, if you see any of the Tar Heel Readers that you like, just open the book, then click on SET UP in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. This will take you to a page with all kinds of information - including a link that allows you to Create a new version of this book. You can also use this same option to create multiple versions of your own book: for example, you can use the same images for vocabulary practice AND to tell a story, or you can do an English version of your Latin book, etc.For more help, visit other pages here at this blog - or use the "Comment" box below to ask a question. Someone will get back to you soon!
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