MCT Language Arts

MCT Language Arts Curriculum

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Grammar, Vocabulary, Poetics, Writing, Practice, and Literature by Michael Clay Thompson

Grammar, Vocabulary, Poetics, Writing, Practice, and Literature by Michael Clay Thompson

These exciting and demanding books have been phenomenally successful both as stand-alones and as part of a longer term, progressive English Language Arts curriculum in gifted and talented programs and in the regular classroom. Student books and teacher manuals are available for each strand of the curriculum. All of the books are iBooks as well as print books.

These exciting and demanding books are phenomenally successful both as stand-alones and as part of a longer term, progressive English Language Arts curriculum. Student books and teacher manuals are available for each strand of the curriculum, and there are some special home-edition or parent-answer books.

All of the books are iBooks as well as print books.

The overview chart below (best viewed full-screen) shows the books in each strand, and also those that comprise the packages that are available for each level. Click on the title to go direct to a book, or on a strand at the head of the columns to see the series.

The Literature books are available separately, and as trilogies with a parent teacher manual. Note that these are not included in the packages.

Elementary

Grade Grammar Vocabulary Poetics Writing Writing Practice Literature Trilogies Literature Trilogies
3 & up Level 1 Grammar Island Building Language Music Hemispheres Sentence Island Practice Island Mud Mud
4 & up Level 2 Grammar Town Caesar’s Eng I Building Poems Paragraph Town Practice Town Alice, Peter & Mole Alice, Peter & Mole
5 & up Level 3 Grammar Voyage Caesar’s Eng II A World of Poetry Essay Voyage Practice Voyage Search Search
6 & up Level 4 Grammar of Literature Vocabulary of Literature Poetry of Literature Writing of Literature 4Practice for Literature Time Time

Middle and Secondary

Grade Grammar Vocabulary Poetics Writing Writing Practice Literature Trilogies
7 & up Level 5 Magic lens I Word Within Word I Poetry and Humanity Academic Writing I Academic Writing I 4PracticeI Shadow Shadow
8 & up Level 6 Magic lens II Word Within Word II Poetry, Plato, Beauty Academic Writing II Academic Writing II 4PracticeII Dickens Dickens
9 & up Level 7 Magic lens III Magic lens III Word Within Word III Poetry, Plato, Truth Academic Writing III Academic Writing III
Opus 40
Opus 40
4PracticeIII Autobiography Autobiography

Digital format: iBooks

All of the MCT curriculum titles are in digital format as iBooks, as well as in printed versions.  Michael Clay Thompson speaks directly to the student in many of the titles and every iBook has interactive features and automatic updates. Each MCT  curriculum iBook level has one Implementation Manual replacing the individual Teacher Manuals. To purchase, go to the titles above , or to the iTunes Store, or to the page on iBook Sets.


Facebook

We now have an Author page for Michael  where he posts his thoughts and advice for the curriculum, as well as a Royal Fireworks Press Facebook page


Staff Development Workshops

Michael Clay Thompson is an empowering and inspirational workshop director. Book through us for teachers’ professional development workshops in language arts to better implement the curriculum, and to see hugely improved test results in your schools. See his biography, workshops and presentations biography, free downloads, and videos.


Implementation

Read Michael Thompson’s recommendations for how and when to introduce the parts of the curriculum.

Elementary Curriculum Guide Secondary Curriculum Guide

The latest Royal Fireworks Press Homeschool Catalog can be viewed or shared, or downloaded here (88 pages). The latest Instructional Materials Catalog can be viewed or shared, or downloaded here (93 pages).


Academic research

Studies support the MCT method of teaching. There is a Research Resource page here with 12 examples of academic research.


Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum Levels and Packages

Special packages are available for the MCT curriculum at each level. These make your planning of the course easier and also saves money buying the books separately. Homeschool Packages School Examination Packages


Design and appearance of the Royal Fireworks Language Arts curriculum

What is the thinking behind the design of the books?

Michael Clay Thompson not only wrote the curriculum, he designed all of the books. He understands the relationship of ideas to presentation. In the Poetics Program the reader immediately is imbued with the sounds of the language from looking at the book spread out before him or her. Read more about the design of the books.


Interdisciplinary

The Self-Evident Truth Series

Combining grammar and vocabulary, poetics and historical background, these innovative books are an addition to the Language Arts Curriculum for grades 5 and up. They examine the most important statements of equality in American history, with student books and teacher manuals.


Language Arts Posters

Participants in Michael Clay Thompson’s workshops frequently ask for copies of the images he uses to explain the workings of grammar, poetry, and other aspects of his language arts curriculum. These posters are bright and colorful and help students visualize the simplicity and beauty of important concepts of language.


Other Works By Michael Clay Thompson


Michael Clay Thompson

His biography, workshops and presentations biography, free downloads, and videos.

Book Michael through us for teachers’ professional development workshops and conference presentations.

Support

There are Support Groups for users of Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts series. Homeschoolers. Teachers and educators are invited to join the MCTLA forum MCTLA forum.

Advice on resources for homeschooling parents of gifted children.

Michael now has an Author Facebook page which he updates regularly with ideas and thoughts about English Language Arts and his Curriculum.

Autobiography

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