Homeschooling at the Highest Level

At Royal Fireworks Press, our aim is to support parents dedicated to developing in their children a lifelong love of learning, a broad understanding of the world of the intellect, and core competencies in academic areas. Our materials are infused with high intellectual demands because we think it is foolish to work to low standards. We know that the individual attention of homeschooling enables children to succeed with demanding materials. Our curricula engender a different experience because they are radically different in approach from other curricula.

We offer FREE SHIPPING on any domestic U.S. order that includes a Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Complete Homeschool Package. Enter MCTHSP in the voucher box in the shopping cart, pay by credit card or PayPal, and your entire order will ship free.

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. Our spring 2019 session has begun, but it’s not too late to register. Michael Clay Thompson is teaching the second semester of his complete language arts program, Levels 1-6, which provides a full course of instruction to students in grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and literature. Myriam Thompson is also continuing on with the second semester of her Spanish classes. We are also offering courses in creative writing, philosophy, and Greek history. For more information and to enroll in a course, go to rfolc.com.

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For the Best in Your Classroom

At Royal Fireworks Press, we offer materials with the intellectual heft to challenge and intrigue the best students in your classroom, enabling you to educate students at the highest levels. Our texts are demanding, never dumbed down; they are wide-ranging, not narrowly focused; they are not worksheet-based or dull drill and practice but instead Socratic and creative. Our curricula are the difference between real education and teaching to the test. They offer teachers the opportunity to go beyond the ordinary to enrich children’s lives.

 A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: Caesar’s English I and II Flashcards. We are now offering flashcards to help children study the stems and words that appear in Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. Each set of flashcards comes with 150 4×6-inch cards printed on durable card stock, and each comes with a case for convenient storage. The cards each have one of the lesson stems or words on one side and the definition on the other, giving children a convenient way to commit the information to memory—not just so that they can pass the lesson tests, but also so that they can learn by heart the important words and word forms that make up academic English.

NEW: Eastern Philosophy Book for Children. Ingrid Klass’s newest book, The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck, follows the story of Rosa, whom readers will remember from The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way. In this volume, Rosa has discovered the unhappiness that comes from wishing for something and then getting something you don’t want instead. This delightfully rhyming, beautifully illustrated picture book presents the fundamental concepts of Buddhist philosophy that teach us how to combat hate, ignorance, and greed to live a balanced and mindful life. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

NEW: A Historical Novel about the Irish Potato Famine. Most children learn about Ireland’s catastrophic potato famine in history class, but few of them learn more than dry facts on a page. A new novel by Paul Sullivan, A Thousand Tears, brings the situation to life with the story of thirteen-year-old Fanny and her family as they struggle to survive during a time when so many perished. It is a sobering look at a bleak time in Ireland’s history, and yet it is also a story of resilience and perseverance.

NEW: The second volume of the Royal Fireworks Press Latin curriculum is now available. Like Volume I, Ecce Caecilia et Verus, the second volume, entitled Caecilia et Verus in Foro Romano, is written entirely in Latin, providing children with an immersive experience in which they make sense of the story by using the images to determine the meanings of the words. Both volumes come with an instructor manual so that even parents who are new to Latin will be able to teach it. Downloadable audio files of the author reading the pages enable young learners (and older ones too!) to hear the correct pronunciation of this ancient language that is the foundation of modern academic English.

Second Edition: Learn how to make multiples of original artworks using screen printing! In this newly updated and substantially revised edition of A Simple Guide to Screen Printing, the authors provide step-by-step instructions on how to print artistic designs on paper, t-shirts, posters, and more. The materials are inexpensive, and the process is simple. This is a great activity for adults and children alike who want to find fun new ways to express their creativity.

VISION THERAPY: Royal Fireworks Press is offering the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows parents and caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of vision therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

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New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: Caesar’s English I and II Flashcards. We are now offering flashcards to help students study the stems and words that appear in Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. Each set of flashcards comes with 150 4×6-inch cards printed on durable card stock, and each comes with a case for convenient storage. The cards each have one of the lesson stems or words on one side and the definition on the other, giving students a convenient way to commit the information to memory—not just so that they can pass the lesson tests, but also so that they can learn by heart the important words and word forms that make up academic English.

NEW: Eastern Philosophy Book for Children. Ingrid Klass’s newest book, The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck, follows the story of Rosa, whom readers will remember from The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way. In this volume, Rosa has discovered the unhappiness that comes from wishing for something and then getting something you don’t want instead. This delightfully rhyming, beautifully illustrated picture book presents the fundamental concepts of Buddhist philosophy that teach us how to combat hate, ignorance, and greed to live a balanced and mindful life. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

NEW: A Historical Novel about the Irish Potato Famine. Most students learn about Ireland’s catastrophic potato famine in history class, but few of them learn more than dry facts on a page. A new novel by Paul Sullivan, A Thousand Tears, brings the situation to life with the story of thirteen-year-old Fanny and her family as they struggle to survive during a time when so many perished. It is a sobering look at a bleak time in Ireland’s history, and yet it is also a story of resilience and perseverance.

NEW: The second volume of the Royal Fireworks Press Latin curriculum is now available. Like Volume I, Ecce Caecilia et Verus, the second volume, entitled Caecilia et Verus in Foro Romano, is written entirely in Latin, providing children with an immersive experience in which they make sense of the story by using the images to determine the meanings of the words. Both volumes come with an instructor manual so that even teachers who are new to Latin will be able to teach it. Downloadable audio files of the author reading the pages enable young learners (and older ones too!) to hear the correct pronunciation of this ancient language that is the foundation of modern academic English.

Second Edition: Learn how to make multiples of original artworks using screen printing! In this newly updated and substantially revised edition of A Simple Guide to Screen Printing, the authors provide step-by-step instructions on how to print artistic designs on paper, t-shirts, posters, and more. The materials are inexpensive, and the process is simple. This is a great activity for teachers who want to find fun new ways to integrate the arts into almost any area of the curriculum. It’s also a great way to create materials for fundraising!

VISION THERAPY: Royal Fireworks Press is offering the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows teachers and caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of vision therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum as iBooks. All grade levels are all now available in digital format. We have grouped them into sets to show what is in each level.

For evidence of the efficacy of bringing the MCT vocabulary curriculum into your school, check out this Research Page, which has a list of ten peer-reviewed academic studies that support it.


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