Poenica is an immigrant from Tyre, the Phoenician city known for its purple. She’s an extraordinary purple-dyer who wants to become a tightrope walker! In this tale, her shop is visited by different Romans looking to get togas purpled, as well as an honored Vestal in need of a new trim on her sacred veil. Some requests are realistic—others ridiculous. Is life all work and no play? Can Poenica find the time to tightrope walk?
This 1-year subscription gives online access to Poenica Purpurāria for a teacher and up to 180 students. Each listen-and-read chapter has an interactive Gap Fill exercise from Textivate. A printable Index is provided for each book. Teacher collaboration is encouraged. Using the Google form found in each Index teachers can contribute the materials they create in any platform for the benefit of other teachers. Once approved by the author it will go on the Storylabs platform.
All individual accounts include e-notebooks, which can be used by teachers for lesson plans and notes, and used by students to reflect on their reading and comprehension. Teachers can view the entries in these student notebooks and keep students accountable with the time-per-file tracker.