MCT Language Arts

MCT Language Arts Curriculum

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

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

These exciting and demanding books are 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 also available as iBooks.

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 directly to a book, or click on a strand at the head of the columns to see the series.

The literature books are available separately. They are offered as trilogies with a teacher manual. Note that these are not included in the packages

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 manuals.

All of the books are also available as iBooks.

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 directly to a book, or click on a strand at the head of the columns to see the series.

The literature books are available separately. They are offered as trilogies with a parent 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 Grammar Island Building Language Building Language Music Hemispheres Music Hemispheres Sentence Island Sentence Island Practice Island Practice Island Mud Mud
4 & up Level 2 Grammar Town Grammar Town Caesar’s English I Caesar’s English I Building Poems Building Poems Paragraph Town Paragraph Town Practice Town Practice Town Alice, Peter, & Mole Alice, Peter, & Mole
5 & up Level 3 Grammar Voyage Grammar Voyage Caesar’s English II Caesar’s English II A World of Poetry A World of Poetry Essay Voyage Essay Voyage Practice Voyage Practice Voyage Search Search
6 & up Level 4 Grammar of Literature Grammar of Literature Vocabulary of Literature Vocabulary of Literature Poetry of Literature Poetry of Literature Writing of Literature Writing of Literature 4Practice for 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 Magic Lens I The Word Within the Word I The Word Within the Word I Poetry and Humanity Poetry and Humanity Academic Writing I Academic Writing I 4Practice I 4Practice I Shadow Shadow
8 & up Level 6 Magic Lens II Magic Lens II The Word Within the Word II The Word Within the Word II Poetry, Plato, Beauty Poetry, Plato, Beauty Academic Writing II Academic Writing II 4Practice II 4Practice II Dickens Dickens
9 & up Level 7 Magic Lens III Magic Lens III The Word Within the Word III The Word Within the Word III Poetry, Plato, Truth Poetry, Plato, Truth Academic Writing III Academic Writing III
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Opus 40
4Practice III 4Practice III American Autobiography American Autobiography

Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum Levels and Packages

Special packages are available for the MCT curriculum at each level. These make planning the course easier and also save money compared with buying the books separately. Click here for Homeschool Packages.School Examination Packages.


Digital Format: iBooks

All of the MCT curriculum titles are available in digital format as iBooks. Audio features in many of the iBooks allow students to hear Michael Clay Thompson read important points or creative writings, and every iBook has interactive features and automatic updates. Each level of the MCT iBook curriculum has one Implementation Manual that replaces the individual teacher or parent manuals. To purchase, go to the titles above, to the iTunes Store, or to the page on iBook Sets.


Online Courses

New for 2016: Online courses taught by Michael Clay Thompson


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 greatly improved test results in your schools. See his biography, workshops and presentationsbiography, free downloads, and videos.


Implementation

Read Michael Clay 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 (90 pages). The latest Instructional Materials Catalog can be viewed or shared, or downloaded here (85 pages).


Academic Research

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


Design and Appearance of the Royal Fireworks Language Arts Curriculum

Michael Clay Thompson not only wrote the curriculum, he designed all of the books. He understands the relationship of ideas to presentation. While this is true of every one of Michael’s books, it is especially evident in the Poetics Program, where the reader immediately is imbued with the sounds of the language from the visual presentation of the pages. Read more about the design of the books.


Interdisciplinary Studies

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.


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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.


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Michael Clay Thompson

Click here for Michael’s biography, workshops and presentationsbiography, 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.

Click here for advice on resources for homeschooling parents of gifted children.

Autobiography

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