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Michael Clay Thompson: Levels & Homeschool Packages

Michael Clay Thompson: Levels & Homeschool Packages Series Cover

The MCT Curriculum has five components: Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing, Poetics and Literature, and supplemental Practice books. Currently there are six levels.

The Levels: The books in the Michael Clay Thompson 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, poetics and literature. It is for this reason we have put together packages that cost less than buying separately.

 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 Word Within a Word Volume 1, Magic Lens 1, Poetry and Humanity, 4Practice1, and Essay Voyage. Where appropriate, the use of Essay Voyage can be abbreviated and the child moved on to Advanced Academic Writing Volume 1.

There is further advice on where to start in the Homeschool Catalog, and help from other parents on the MCTLA Forum.  

The Complete Packages have a student book and a parent manual (or teacher manual) for each level of the curriculum. 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 should have his or her own student book.

The Basic Packages have only the teacher or parent manuals for the most part, except where you absolutely need a student book. This enables you to implement the curriculum but rather eviscerates the Socratic design of the implementation. However, 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!

MCT LEVEL 1 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
HO3C 
Price:
$220.00
Website Price:
$190.00

The complete set of books you need to teach Level 1 (the Island Level) of the Michael Clay Thompson English Language Arts Curriculum.

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MCT LEVEL 1 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
HO3B 
Price:
$160.00
Website Price:
$150.00

Basic Packages contain 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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MCT Level 1 Additional Student Books

Order code:
03CX  
Price:
$80.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 1 Homeschool Package at this special price. Note that this price (saving you $20) is valid only if you are purchasing this Level I 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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MCT LEVEL 2 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
HO4C 
Price:
$220.00
Website Price:
$190.00

All the books you need to teach Level 2 (The Town Level).

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MCT LEVEL 2 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
HO4B 
Price:
$160.00
Website Price:
$150.00

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MCT LEVEL 2 Additional Books

Order code:
04CX 
Price:
$80.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 2 Homeschool Package at this 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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MCT LEVEL 2 Complete Homeschool Package with CEE1 Black and White Edition

Order code:
04E 
Price:
$260.00
Website Price:
$205.00

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MCT Level 2 Classical Education Homeschool Additional Student Books

Order code:
04EX 
Price:
$90.00

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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MCT LEVEL 2 Complete Homeschool Package with CEEI Color Edition

Order code:
O4D 
Price:
$230.00

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

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MCT LEVEL 2 Additional Student Books with CEEI color

Order code:
HO4DX 
Price:
$120.00

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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MCT LEVEL 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
HO5C 
Price:
$220.00
Website Price:
$200.00

The Complete Level 3, (Voyage Level) ten books, of the MCT Curriculum

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MCT LEVEL 3 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
O5B 
Price:
$155.00
Website Price:
$145.00

The lower-cost package of 7 books for Level 3 (the Voyage Level)

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MCT LEVEL 3 Additional Student Books

Order code:
05CX 
Price:
$80.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 3 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 still can order additional student books separately if you wish.

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MCT LEVEL 3 Complete Homeschool Package with CEEII Black and White Edition

Order code:
05E 
Price:
$260.00
Website Price:
$205.00

Caesar’s English II Classical Education Edition is included in this package: the Implemenation Manual and the student books.

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MCT LEVEL 3 Classical Education Homeschool Additional Student Books

Order code:
05EX 
Price:
$90.00

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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MCT LEVEL 3 Complete Homeschool Package with CEE II Color Edition

Order code:
05D 
Price:
$230.00

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

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MCT LEVEL 3 Additional Student Books with CEE II Color Edition

Order code:
05DX 
Price:
$120.00

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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MCT LEVEL 4 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
O6C 
Price:
$225.00
Website Price:
$180.00

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MCT LEVEL 4 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
O6B 
Price:
$175.00
Website Price:
$145.00

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MCT LEVEL 4 Additional Student Books

Order code:
06CX 
Price:
$85.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 4 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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MCT LEVEL 4. Complete Homeschool Package with Color Edition of Word I

Order code:
06D 
Price:
$200.00

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MCT LEVEL 4 Additional Student Books with Color Edition

Order code:
06DX 
Price:
$105.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 4 Homeschool Package with The Word Within The Word Vol I Color Edition 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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MCT LEVEL 5 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
O7C 
Price:
$245.00
Website Price:
$190.00

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MCT LEVEL 5 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
O7B 
Price:
$195.00
Website Price:
$140.00

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MCT LEVEL 5 Additional Student Books

Order code:
07CX 
Price:
$85.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 5 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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MCT LEVEL 5 Complete Homeschool Package with Color Edition of Word II

Order code:
O7D 
Price:
$195.00

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MCT LEVEL 5 Additional Student Books with Color Edition of Word II

Order code:
O7DX 
Price:
$105.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 5 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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MCT LEVEL 6 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code:
O8C 
Price:
$190.00
Website Price:
$170.00

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MCT LEVEL 6 Basic Homeschool Package

Order code:
O8B 
Price:
$145.00
Website Price:
$135.00

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MCT LEVEL 6 Additional Student Books

Order code:
08CX 
Price:
$85.00

You can purchase an extra copy of each Student Book in the Level 6 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.

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