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 – Summer 2018. There is still time to enroll in our summer session, which begins on May 7th. Michael Clay Thompson will be teaching literature trilogies, assessing writing assignments, and—new this semester—teaching parents how to teach the four-level grammar analysis. There are also courses in Spanish studies, as well as philosophy for kids with author Sharon Kaye. For more information and to see what is being offered in the summer and in the fall, go to rfolc.com.

A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

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: Eastern Philosophy Book for Young Children. The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way is a gorgeous, full-color picture book that introduces children as young as four years old to one of the foundational principles of Buddhist philosophy: that when you are caught up thinking about the past or the future, your thoughts are getting in the way of making you happy right now. This concept is introduced and explained by characters Rosa and Kevin in a fun, rhyming narrative. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

NEW: The Cheetah Stories. This series of five picture books for young gifted children is designed to help them understand and appreciate the various intensities that often come with being gifted. Each volume focuses on a characteristic that typically distinguishes gifted children from their peers and illustrates how these characteristics can be strengths rather than problems.

NEW: Awesum Alex Math BooksFor children struggling with math—and for those who are not—the Awesum Alex books show children how to add and how to subtract, but probably not in the ways that they are used to seeing. The authors have taken a non-traditional approach to math instruction, but it is one based on logic, presenting children with the “why” of mathematics instead of just the “how” so that the lessons become meaningful and memorable.

NEW: Hand Talk. Learning American Sign Language is critical for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, but it also provides substantial benefits for children who are nonverbal and minimally verbal, as well as their parents, teachers, and caregivers. Hand Talk is a series of picture books that teach children sign language through words, pictures, and links to videos of the author demonstrating each sign. Stay tuned for more books in this series!

NEW: Feats and Flops. This course is designed to enable children to solve real-world problems and to transform themselves from passive consumers into active innovators, makers, producers, and shapers of their world. Children create a prototype for an invention, go through the steps of founding a company and applying for a patent, create a marketing campaign, and participate in a simulated Shark Tank Junior Edition television show to raise funds. It is perfect way of including STEM instruction in a creative problem-solving format.

NEW: Amazing Ants. This text guides children through the process of developing a series of experiments with ants—one of the easiest live animals to acquire and use in a scientific setting. His instructions and explanations enable readers to understand the procedures that are the basis of the scientific method.

NEW EDITIONS: What To Do. The three books that make up the What To Do series have been updated, most particularly the third book, for pre-teens and young teens. Each book provides several real-world problems and asks children to think critically and creatively to formulate solutions. Critical thinking skills are in increasing demand in our society, and these books will help children to develop this valuable skill.

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 reading therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

The latest Royal Fireworks Press homeschool catalog can be viewed here. Once you are viewing it, you can email it to yourself or others, or you can share it on social media. You can also download the pages as a pdf document from here.

New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: Eastern Philosophy Book for Young Children. The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way is a gorgeous, full-color picture book that introduces children from Pre-K to grade 3 to one of the foundational principles of Buddhist philosophy: that when you are caught up thinking about the past or the future, your thoughts are getting in the way of making you happy right now. This concept is introduced and explained by characters Rosa and Kevin in a fun, rhyming narrative. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

NEW: The Cheetah Stories. This series of five picture books for young gifted children is designed to help them understand and appreciate the various intensities that often come with being gifted. Each volume focuses on a characteristic that typically distinguishes gifted children from their peers and illustrates how these characteristics can be strengths rather than problems.

NEW: Awesum Alex Math BooksFor children struggling with math—and for those who are not—the Awesum Alex books show children how to add and how to subtract, but probably not in the ways that they are used to seeing. The authors have taken a non-traditional approach to math instruction, but it is one based on logic, presenting children with the “why” of mathematics instead of just the “how” so that the lessons become meaningful and memorable.

NEW: Hand Talk. Learning American Sign Language is critical for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, but it also provides substantial benefits for children who are nonverbal and minimally verbal, as well as their teachers, parents, and caregivers. Hand Talk is a series of picture books that teach children sign language through words, pictures, and links to videos of the author demonstrating each sign. Stay tuned for more books in this series!

NEW: Feats and Flops. This course is designed to enable children to solve real-world problems and to transform themselves from passive consumers into active innovators, makers, producers, and shapers of their world. Children create a prototype for an invention, go through the steps of founding a company and applying for a patent, create a marketing campaign, and participate in a simulated Shark Tank Junior Edition television show to raise funds. It is perfect way of including STEM instruction in a creative problem-solving format.

NEW: Amazing Ants. This text guides students through the process of developing a series of experiments with ants—one of the easiest live animals to acquire and use in a scientific setting. His instructions and explanations enable readers to understand the procedures that are the basis of the scientific method.

NEW EDITIONS: What To Do. The three books that make up the What To Do series have been updated, most particularly the third book, for pre-teens and young teens. Each book provides several real-world problems and asks children to think critically and creatively to formulate solutions. Critical thinking skills are in increasing demand in our society, and these books will help children to develop this valuable skill.

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 reading 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.

The latest Royal Fireworks Press catalog for schools can be viewed here. Once you are viewing it, you can email it to yourself or others, or you can share it on social media. You can also download the pages as a pdf document from here.

2017-2018 Instructional Material Catalog

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