Michael Clay Thompson: Levels and Homeschool Packages

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The Michael Clay Thompson grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice books are available as packages to enable you to implement a complete language arts curriculum.

The literature series is an optional add-on to enhance your child's reading and experience of classic 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 one another 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 that we have put together packages that cost less than what it would cost to buy the books separately, with the literature books also available at a special price if they are purchased with a package.

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 to 4, it is generally better to begin at Level 1, the Island Level. For those who would be in grade 5, the second level, the Town Level, is often the better choice. And for those in grade 6, the third level, the Voyage Level, is often the best place to start. For children who are beginning the curriculum a bit later, the recommended starting point is Level 5. Where appropriate, the use of the Level 3 writing book can be used in an abbreviated way to introduce the child to the basic concepts of the essay, and the child can then move on to writing text for Level 5.

Note that Level 4, the Literature Level, is a special level that does not necessarily need to be done in order. It acts as a bridge between the elementary and secondary levels of the curriculum, but it is so enriching and engaging that children who have advanced beyond this level would benefit from going back to it and completing it.

The Complete Packages contain a student book and a parent manual (or teacher manual) for the five components at each level of the curriculum (grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice). 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 extra materials in the teacher or parent manuals. With the exception of the practice books, these curriculum books are not workbooks but are books to be read and reread, with concepts as well as competencies for the child to absorb—hence also Michael's emphasis on the look and presentation of the material in the student books and his desire that each child have his or her own book.

The Basic Package for Level 1 contains only the teacher or parent manuals for the vocabulary, writing, and poetics texts. This enables parents to implement the curriculum, but it rather eviscerates the Socratic design of the implementation. These are difficult times, and economies have to be embraced wherever they can be found. Even in this configuration, however, in which the child is working out of the teacher manual and has access to the teacher materials, it is still possible to raise the Socratic questions and to pursue them—and it is generally 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 set of student books, we offer packages of additional student books. However, this offer is only available to those who also have purchased 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 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 is the basic Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 1, the Island Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for the grammar and practice strands of the curriculum but only teacher manuals for the vocabulary, writing, and poetics strands.

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Price: $160.00 Website price: $150.00

MCT Level 1 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO3C

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 1, the Island Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $220.00 Website price: $205.00

MCT Level 1 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO3CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 1 Homeschool Package at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 1 Complete Homeschool 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 while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

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Price: $80.00

MCT Level 2 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO4E

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 2, the Town Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

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Price: $260.00 Website price: $225.00

MCT Level 2 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO4EX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 2 Homeschool Package at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 2 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed 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 Edition

Order code: SO4D

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 2, the Town Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of the Caesar's English I student book.

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Price: $250.00

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

Order code: HO4DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 2 Homeschool Package with the Caesar's English I color edition at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 2 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $120.00

MCT Level 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO5E

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 3, the Voyage Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

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Price: $260.00 Website price: $225.00

MCT Level 3 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO5EX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 3 Homeschool Package at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 3 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $90.00

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

Order code: SO5D

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 3, the Voyage Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of the Caesar's English II student book.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $250.00

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 the Caesar's English II color edition at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 3 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $120.00

MCT Level 4 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO6C

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 4, the Literature Level. It includes both student books and teacher books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $150.00

MCT Level 4 Additional Student Books

Order code: HO6CX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 4 Homeschool Package at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 4 Homeschool 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 while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $65.00

MCT Level 5 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO7C

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 5. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $225.00 Website price: $195.00

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 reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 5 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $85.00

MCT Level 5 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word I Color Edition

Order code: SO7D

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 5. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word I student book.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $215.00

MCT Level 5 Additional Student Books with The Word Within the Word I Color Edition

Order code: HO7DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 5 Homeschool Package with the color edition of The Word Within the Word I at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 5 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $105.00

MCT Level 6 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO8C

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 6. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $255.00 Website price: $195.00

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 at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 6 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $85.00

MCT Level 6 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word II Color Edition

Order code: SO8D

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 6. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word II student book.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $270.00 Website price: $215.00

MCT Level 6 Additional Student Books with The Word Within the Word II Color Edition

Order code: HO8DX

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

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $105.00

MCT Level 7 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO9C

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 7. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $245.00 Website price: $195.00

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 reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 7 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $85.00

MCT Level 7 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word III Color Edition

Order code: SO9D

This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 7. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word III student book.

This package qualifies for free shipping on the whole order! Enter code MCTHSP.

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Price: $215.00

MCT Level 7 Additional Student Books with The Word Within the Word III Color Edition

Order code: HO9DX

You can purchase an extra copy of each student book in the Level 7 Homeschool Package with the color edition of The Word Within the Word III at a reduced price. Note that this price is valid only if you are also purchasing a Level 7 Homeschool Package. Please do not order these additional books unless you have purchased one of these packages from us; we will not fill orders for customers who do not meet this qualification, and your order will be delayed while we establish contact with you and collect the additional amount due.

You can also order additional student books separately if you wish.

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Price: $105.00

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