- English Language Arts: Michael Clay Thompson
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Michael Clay Thompson: Language Arts Curriculum
Grammar, Vocabulary, Poetry, Writing, Practice, and Literature
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. Many of the books are iBooks as well as in print format including the whole of Levels 1 and 2.
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, and special home editions or parent-answer books for some.
The overview chart below—click on each title to go direct to the book, not on the images above—shows the components of the packages that are available for each level.
The Literature books are available separately and as trilogies with a parent teacher manual. Note that these are not included in the packages.
Middle and Secondary
Most of our titles are in digital format as iBooks, as well as in print format. The whole of Levels 1 and 2 of the MCT Curriculum are now complete. To purchase, go to the entries above , or to the iTunes Store, or to the Level 1 iBook series or Level 2 iBook series. Each has one Implementation Manual replacing the individual Teacher Manuals.
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.
Read Michael Thompson’s recommendations for how and when to introduce the parts of the curriculum
Elementary Curriculum Guide 4MB, 57 page PDF slideshow
Secondary Curriculum Guide 3MB, 55 page PDF slideshow
For a downloadable, printable copy of the MCT catalog, click here.
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
What is the thinking behind the design of the books?
Michael Clay Thompson not only wrote the curriculum, he designed all of the books. And he is a genius at using design. 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.
Combining grammar and vocabulary, poetics and historical background, these innovative books are an addition to the Language Arts Curriculum for grades 5 and up, and examine the most important statements of equality in American history, with student books and teacher manuals.
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.
- Relativity, Quanta, and Consciousness
- Classics in the Classroom
- Classic Words
- The Conceptual Dialectic
- The Heart of the Mind
- The Sesquipedalian Neologist’s Lexicon
Book Michael through us for teachers’ professional development workshops and conference presentations.