Michael Clay Thompson: Levels & Homeschool Packages

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The Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum of vocabulary, grammar, writing, poetics, and practice books are available as packages to enable you to implement a whole language arts curriculum. The literature series is an optional add-on to enhance your child's reading and experience of classical writers.

The Levels: The books in the curriculum can be studied individually and ordered separately. However, they are designed to integrate your child’s studies, and they complement each other to provide a full language arts curriculum. Therefore, to get the most benefit, many parents choose to buy all the books at the appropriate level for their child or children so that they can teach across the spectrum of grammar, vocabulary, writing, and poetics. It is for this reason we have put together packages that cost less than buying separately, with the literature also available at a special price with the packages.

Where to start? There is no hard and fast rule for knowing with which level to start. It depends of course on the age and competence of your child but also on how much work he or she has done in language arts. For children who would be in grades 3 through 4, it is generally better to begin at the Island Level. For those who would be in grade 5, the Town Level is often the better choice, and to those in grade 6, the Voyage Level is often the best level to start. For children whose entry-point is later, the recommended starting point is The Word Within the Word I, The Magic Lens I, Poetry and Humanity, 4Practice1, and Essay Voyage. Where appropriate, the use of Essay Voyage can be abbreviated, and the child can move on to Advanced Academic Writing I.

The Complete Packages have a student book and a parent manual (or teacher manual) for the five components at each level of the curriculum (vocabulary, grammar, writing, poetics, and practice books). This is the way Michael Clay Thompson intended his books to be used—for the child to read in the student book and for the parent or teacher to raise Socratic questions based on the boxes or bullets in the teacher or parent manuals. With the exception of the practice books, these are not workbooks but books to be read with concepts as well as competencies for the children to absorb—hence also his emphasis on the look and presentation of the material in the student books and his desire that each child have his or her own student book.

The Basic Package for Level One has only the teacher or parent manuals except for both for Grammar and Practice. This enables you to implement the curriculum but rather eviscerates the Socratic design of the implementation. These are difficult times and many homeschoolers are making do with only one income, and economies have to be embraced wherever they can be found. Even in this configuration however, where the students are working out of the teacher manual and have access to the teacher materials, it is still possible to raise the Socratic questions and to pursue them with your children. And it is generally very well worth doing.

Extra copies of the student books. If you have more than one child studying at any of the levels and need an extra student book or workbook, you can buy these in the Supplementary Student Packages, but only with a Complete or Basic Package. Please do not order these supplementary books unless you have purchased the relevant level package from us within the past three months; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due. Thank you!

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MCT LEVEL 1 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code: HO3B

This basic package contains only the parent or teacher manuals for the most part, except where you absolutely need both student book and teacher manual.

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Price: $160.00 Website price: $150.00

MCT LEVEL 1 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO3C

The complete set of books you need to teach level one (the Island level) of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $220.00 Website price: $190.00

MCT Level 1 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO3CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level One Homeschool Package at this special price. Note that this price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this Level One Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this Level Package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $80.00

MCT LEVEL 2 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO4E

The complete set of books you need to teach level two (the Town level) of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $260.00 Website price: $205.00

MCT LEVEL 2 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO4EX

An extra copy of each student book for the Level 2 Classical Education Homeschool Package, valid only if you are purchasing this package. The special price represents a saving of $20 over purchasing them separately.  Please do not order these supplementary books unless you have purchased this Level Package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

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Price: $90.00

MCT LEVEL 2 Complete Homeschool Package with Caesar's English I Color

Order code: HO4D

All the books you need for the Town level with the Classical Education Edition of Caesar's English I in color.

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Price: $230.00

MCT LEVEL 2 Additional Student Books with Caesar's English I Color

Order code: HO4DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in Level 2 Homeschool Package with Caesar's English Classical Education Edition in Color. 

This special price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this Package. Please do not order these supplementary books unless you have purchased this Level Package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you still can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $120.00

MCT LEVEL 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO5E

The complete set of books you need to teach Level 3 (the Voyage level) of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $260.00 Website price: $205.00

MCT LEVEL 3 Classical Education Homeschool Additional Student Books

Order code: HO5EX

An extra copy of each Student Book for the Level 3 Classical Education Homeschool Package, valid only if you are purchasing this Package. The special price represents a saving of $20 over purchasing them separately.  Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this level package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

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Price: $90.00

MCT LEVEL 3 Complete Homeschool Package with Caesar's English II Color Edition

Order code: HO5D

All the books you need at the Voyage Level with Caesar's English II Classical Education Edition in color.

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Price: $230.00

MCT LEVEL 3 Additional Student Books with Caesar's English II Color Edition

Order code: HO5DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 3 Homeschool Package with Caesar's English II Classical Education Color Edition at a special price.

This special price is valid only if you are purchasing this Package. Please do not order these supplementary books unless you have purchased this level package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you still can order additional student books separately if you wish.

 

 

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Price: $120.00

MCT LEVEL 4 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO6C

This package will be ready to ship 29 April

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Price: $140.00

MCT LEVEL 4 Additional Student Books


Price: $65.00

MCT LEVEL 5 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO7C

The complete set of books you need to teach level 5 of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $225.00 Website price: $180.00

MCT LEVEL 5 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO7CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 5 Homeschool Package at a special price.

This special price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this package.  Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this level package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you still can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $85.00

MCT LEVEL 5 Complete Homeschool Package with Word I Color

Order code: HO7D

All the books you need for level 5 with the color edition of The Word Within the Word I.

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Price: $200.00

MCT LEVEL 5 Additional Student Books with Word I Color

Order code: HO7DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in level 5 with the color edition of The Word Within the Word I at a special price.

This special price is valid only if you are purchasing this package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this Level Package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $105.00

MCT LEVEL 6 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO8C

The complete set of books you need to teach level 6 of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $255.00 Website price: $180.00

MCT LEVEL 6 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO8CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 6 Homeschool Package. This special price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this level package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $85.00

MCT LEVEL 6 Complete Homeschool Package with Word II Color

Order code: HO8D

All the books you need for Level 6 with the color edition of The Word Within the Word Ii.

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Price: $270.00 Website price: $200.00

MCT LEVEL 6 Additional Student Books with Word II Color

Order code: HO8DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 6 Homeschool Package which includes the new color edition of The Word Within the Word II at a special price. This special price is valid only if you are purchasing the Level 5 package.  Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due. Thank you!

Of course you can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $105.00

MCT LEVEL 7 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: HO9C

All the books you need to teach Level 7 of Michael Clay Thompson's Language Arts Curriculum.

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Price: $245.00 Website price: $180.00

MCT LEVEL 7 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO9CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 7 Homeschool Package at a special price.

This special price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this package.  Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased this Level Package from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed for days while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

Of course you can order additional student books separately if you wish.

Full description See series description


Price: $85.00

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