Designed to be used alongside Wheelock's Latin, Thirty-Eight Latin Stories can nonetheless be used in conjunction with any beginning to intermediate Latin course. Each story is less than a page long, the first 18 being original compositions and the last 20 being adaptations of existing Classical Roman texts. For every story there is a list of the grammar concepts with which students are assumed to be familiar, a brief precis of the story, and the story itself; on the facing page is a vocabulary list. At the end of the volume is an extensive glossary.
The first story corresponds with the first three chapters in Wheelock's Latin, while each successive story corresponds to a single chapter in the original book. Students are primarily to read the passage, though you may want to have them translate as well (be aware that not all of the vocabulary will be familiar). Every story relates an event in Roman history, describes an aspect of Roman culture, or in some other way is instructive concerning Rome and its traditions. An excellent supplement to any early study of Latin, this text by Anne Groton and James May is in its 5th edition.