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Michael Clay Thompson: Grammar, Elementary Program

Michael Clay Thompson: Grammar, Elementary Program Series Cover

Grammar Island, Grammar Town and Grammar Voyage by Michael Clay Thompson provide a comprehensible yet sophisticated introduction to grammar for the elementary grades. They ignore the low limits traditional at this level and include content often withheld until middle school or even high school.

The student books are compact and intended for use in the early part of the school year so students can get the benefits throughout the year.

This series is the precursor to the series: The Magic Lens, the grammar curriculum at the secondary level.

Low-cost Practice Workbooks are available in our Practice Sentences  Series.

Part of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum

Support Groups for users of Michael Clay Thompson's Language Arts series

Homeschoolers and parents are invited to join the Royal Fireworks Support Group: MCTLA   

 

Course PackagesMichael Clay Thompson Course Packages
We have made available special packages of the curriculum to help make your ordering easier and to help you save money. There are Complete and Basic packages for each stage of the curriculum: Homeschool Packages

 

Grammar Island, Grammar Town and Grammar Voyage by Michael Clay Thompson provide a comprehensible yet sophisticated introduction to grammar for the elementary grades. They ignore the low limits traditional at this level and include content often withheld until middle school or even high school.

The student books are compact and intended for use in the early part of the school year so students can get the benefits throughout the year.

This series is the precursor to the series: The Magic Lens, the grammar curriculum at the secondary level.

Low-cost Practice Workbooks are available in our Practice Sentences Series.

Part of the Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum.

Support Groups for users of Michael Clay Thompson's Language Arts series

Classroom teachers and educators in schools are invited to join the Group: MCTteachers

 

Course PackagesMichael Clay Thompson Course Packages
We have made available special packages of the curriculum to help make your ordering easier and to help you save money. Includes student book and teacher's manual for each stage of the curriculum: School Examination Packages

 

Grammar Island Cover

Grammar Island

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N (Art)
Subjects:
Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum
Age:
8, 9, 10
Grade:
3, 4
ISBN:
978-0-89824-838-8
Latest edition:
September 2014
Order code:
8388
This Book is Available as an iBook
Price:
$40.00
Website Price:
$30.00
Class sets:
25 or more: $25.00 each. Order code: 8388S

Grammar Island introduces, in very simple fashion, the full four-level grammar of (1) parts of speech, (2) parts of sentences, (3) phrases, and (4) clauses.

Using color to reinforce the lessons, the book offers grammar in child-friendly ways, with an array of strategies to make sophisticated material alive and fun.

Each page focuses on a single concept, and the teaching approach is to read together with kids, talk about the concepts, ask questions, refer back, and respond to questions before venturing further.

A book to delight students just beginning grammar.

Grammar Island introduces, in very simple fashion, the full four-level grammar of (1) parts of speech, (2) parts of sentences, (3) phrases, and (4) clauses.

Using color to reinforce the lessons, the book offers grammar in child-friendly ways, with an array of strategies to make sophisticated material alive and fun.

Each page focuses on a single concept, and the teaching approach is to read together with kids, talk about the concepts, ask questions, refer back, and respond to questions before venturing further.

A book to delight students just beginning grammar.

Grammar Island sample pages: View online or Download PDF

IBOOK: In the iBook hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he reads from many of the pages and speaks directly to the reader. Additional interactive reviews and practice problems have been added.

Series description
Grammar Island. Teacher Manual Cover

Grammar Island. Teacher Manual

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N (Art)
Grade:
3
ISBN:
978-0-89824-839-5
Latest edition:
September 2014
Order code:
7992
Price:
$45.00
Website Price:
$35.00

Revised, Second Edition. The teacher manuals in the series always include the student book plus special boxes and inserts of tips further questions for the teacher, pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

Revised, Second Edition. The teacher manuals in the series always include the student book plus special boxes and inserts of tips further questions for the teacher, pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

Grammar Island Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Grammar Town: Student Book Cover

Grammar Town: Student Book

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N (Art)
Subjects:
English Language Arts; Grammar
Grade:
4
ISBN:
978-0-88092-590-7
Latest edition:
September 2014
Order code:
5907
This Book is Available as an iBook
Price:
$40.00
Website Price:
$30.00
Class sets:
25 or more: $25.00 each. Order code: 5907S

Second Edition.  Extensively Revised.

Now full-color.

Grammar Town builds on the foundation presented in Grammar Island and offers increasingly sophisticated concepts with the theme set in a townscape. It continues the full four-level grammar of (1) parts of speech, (2) parts of sentences, (3) phrases, and (4) clauses.

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Using interactive activities to reinforce the lessons, the iBook presents grammar in child-friendly ways, with an array of strategies to make sophisticated material alive and fun.

Second Edition.  Extensively Revised.

Now full-color.

Grammar Town builds on the foundation presented in Grammar Island and offers increasingly sophisticated concepts with the theme set in a townscape.

Grammar Town sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Grammar Town: Teacher Manual  with CD Cover

Grammar Town: Teacher Manual with CD

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N (Art)
Grade:
4, 5
ISBN:
978-0-88092-591-4
Latest edition:
November 2010 2nd Edition
Order code:
5914
Price:
$45.00
Website Price:
$35.00

Second Edition

Extensively revised. Now with a CD of additional tests for each of the four levels of analysis.

The teacher manuals include tips for the student pages, pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

Second Edition

Extensively revised. Now with a CD of additional tests for each of the four levels of analysis.

The teacher manuals include tips for the student pages, pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

Grammar Town Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Grammar Voyage: Third Edition Cover

Grammar Voyage: Third Edition

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay
Subjects:
English Language Arts; Grammar
Age:
10, 12
Grade:
5, 6, 7
ISBN:
978-0-89824-383-3
Latest edition:
August 2012
Order code:
3833
This Book is Available as an iBook
Price:
$40.00
Website Price:
$30.00
Class sets:
25 or more: $25.00 each. Order code: 3833S

Grammar Voyage is designed to build on the foundations established in Grammar Island and Grammar Town, both in terms of the four-level analysis and visually.  It reinforces the vocabulary of Caesar's English II and the poetics of World of Poetry as well as the spirit and intellectual demands of Essay Voyage. 

The ship paintings offer a beautiful counterpoint to Michael Clay Thompson's lovely color illustrations of grammar concepts.

We recommend getting both the student and the teacher's manual for Grammar Voyage as there are too many places where the teacher's manual gives away the answers to questions and exercises.

This latest edition is designed to build on the foundations established in Grammar Island and Grammar Town, both in terms of the four-level analysis and visually.  It reinforces the vocabulary of Caesar's English II and the poetics of World of Poetry as well as the spirit and intellectual demands of Essay Voyage. 

The ship paintings offer a beautiful counterpoint to Michael Clay Thompson's lovely color illustrations of grammar concepts.

Grammar Voyage 3rd Ed sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description
Grammar Voyage: Teacher Manual with CD Cover

Grammar Voyage: Teacher Manual with CD

Author:
Thompson, Michael Clay
Subjects:
English Language Arts; Grammar
Age:
10, 12
Grade:
5, 6, 7
ISBN:
978-0-89824-385-7
Latest edition:
August 2012
Order code:
3857
Price:
$50.00
Website Price:
$40.00

The teacher manual contains a great deal of material to discuss with the students on nearly every page: pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, the answers to the quizzes in the student book, and a CD including Michael Clay Thompson's reading of the story that runs through the student book as well as additional tests for each of the four levels.

We recommend that you purchase both the student and teacher manuals to effectively teach Grammar Voyage.

The teacher manual contains a great deal of material to discuss with the students on nearly every page: pre and post tests, activities for specific topics, the answers to the quizzes in the student book, and a CD including Michael Clay Thompson's reading of the story that runs through the student book as well as additional tests for each of the four levels.

For each topic there is an indication of the level at which that topic is introduced in the Common Core Curriculum.

Grammar Voyage 3rd Ed Teacher Manual sample pages: View online or Download PDF

Series description