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Category: Language Arts
For those who are new to Royal Fireworks or those who want to gain a better understanding of what makes our award-winning MCT language arts curriculum special, we have created (and recently updated) a helpful new video. This 13-minute video explains why MCT has become the gold standard in language arts education, as well as the best way to implement the program. Even veteran MCT users may learn something new!
The 2023 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards have been released, and we’re thrilled to announce that the MCT language arts curriculum has won first place in the Comprehensive Language Arts category! The MCT curriculum has won this award multiple times. We’re honored to be trusted by so many homeschooling families. Thank you!
“Poodle and the Blue Desert Dunes” is Michael Clay Thompson’s latest masterpiece that uses the art of language to teach language arts. This is a grammar book in the Preliminary Level of the MCT curriculum (this one teaches phrases), and it’s a brilliant work of creativity and artistry—and a wonderful story as well!
The fourth book in Michael Clay Thompson’s Poodle series is nearing completion and will be available soon. Poodle and the gang are back for another adventure, this time with some new characters—including a new monster. You won’t want to miss it!
Sometimes we get questions about the best way to use Michael Clay Thompson’s Poodle books, so we’ve produced a new video of Michael discussing his intent for the entire Poodle project and his recommendations for the most effective way of implementing the books with children.
The MCT language arts curriculum is an award-winning curriculum no matter which way you choose to use it: in traditional in-person lessons at home or school or in live online classes taught by Michael himself. Thanks to everyone who voted to award Michael these prestigious honors once again!
We’re making the MCT language arts curriculum available as eBooks! Much of the curriculum is already available, both as individual eBooks and with special eBook package options. The rest of the curriculum is soon to follow!
Michael Clay Thompson has done it again! The third installment of the Poodle series, “Poodle Knows Poetry,” has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services by the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards.
We are excited to announce that five of the students in our Online Learning Community creative writing courses won or placed in the international Saugus Halloween writing contest! These results are a combination of great students and a sound educational approach.
Animated movies. Computer games. Smartphone technology. All of these things have in common fractals, which Benoit Mandlebrot opened up for us. Children who learn how this man bested the odds to discover something that has altered the world as we know it today will be welcomed into the subject of math in a way that a worksheet of problems can never do.
We didn’t need another award to tell us that Michael Clay Thompson’s books are extraordinary; we know it. Still, however, we don’t mind hearing other people say it. And now they have: Michael’s newest book, “Poodle and the Blue Mountain Monster,” has just won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence!
Students in our Online Learning Community have yet again won awards for their creative writing in a national contest! All four of the student winners took online creative writing courses with Myrna Kemnitz. This is the third consecutive year in which a significant number of the awards have gone to Myrna’s students.
We’re proud to announce that Michael Clay Thompson’s latest book, “Poodle Knows What?,” has received a Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring excellence! And we’re not surprised. This book is perhaps the most delightful way to teach young children grammar that has ever been produced!
We’re thrilled to announce that four of the students in our Online Learning Community have won awards for their creative writing in a national Halloween Ghost Story contest! This is the second consecutive year in which a significant number of the awards have gone to online students of Myrna Kemnitz.