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29 July 2022

Michael Clay Thompson Discusses the Poodle Books in a Helpful New Video

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.

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19 July 2022

New (more affordable) options for learning with MCT online!

Our new audit options create opportunities for families looking for flexible, economic alternatives to live enrollment in the MCT language arts courses in our Online Learning Community. Check them out today!

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15 July 2022

MCT Wins Multiple Homeschooling Awards!

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!

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30 June 2022

MCT Levels 1 and 2 Now Available as eBooks on!

We’re making the MCT language arts curriculum available as eBooks! The first two levels of the curriculum are done and are available now as individual eBooks, with special eBook package options. The other levels are soon to follow!

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12 April 2022

Learning the MCT Language Arts Curriculum from Michael Himself!

Each semester, a few lucky students experience the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum in live classes taught by Michael himself. This exclusive opportunity is available only in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. But don’t delay: fall semester courses are filling up!

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15 January 2022

Poodle Knows Poetry Wins Prestigious Award!

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.

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22 November 2021

Announcing a Helpful Video to Guide Homeschoolers New to MCT

We are proud of the award-winning MCT language arts curriculum, but homeschooling parents can be overwhelmed by the scope of information when they’re first introduced to it. If you are interested in the MCT curriculum but are unsure of how to implement it, we’ve created an informative five-minute video explainer just for you!

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10 November 2021

Announcing the Newest Book by Michael Clay Thompson!

We’re thrilled to announce that the newest book by Michael Clay Thompson is now available! “Poodle Knows Poetry” is the third book in the Poodle series, Michael’s preliminary-level books for kids ages 6-9. Children who befriended Poodle the chicken in the first two books will be delighted to discover him again as he explains the fundamentals of poetic devices to his surprised (and ornery!) author.

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10 March 2021

Another Award for a Michael Clay Thompson Book!

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!

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27 April 2020

Videos to Learn about the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

Schools and parents all over the world use the MCT language arts curriculum, but the curriculum is so comprehensive that it might be intimidating to those who are new to it. So we have put together two videos that explain what the curriculum is, how it works, and what the options are for using it and implementing it in practical, thoughtful ways.

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29 January 2020

Michael Clay Thompson Receives ANOTHER Award!

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!

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26 July 2019

Another Honor for the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

The readers of “Practical Homeschooling” magazine have voted Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum the best for online instruction in 2019. These online courses truly are formative experiences for the children who have the opportunity to take them.

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7 November 2018

Why Take an MCT Language Arts Course from the Royal Fireworks Press Online Learning Community?

Because there is no better way of learning language arts than from the master himself. Students receive more than just the information in the textbooks; they receive Michael’s professional instruction and personalized feedback.

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6 January 2017

A Letter to Michael Clay Thompson from Grateful Parents

“I have no doubt that every child would benefit from what you have to offer. For our particular child, though, this connection to the world of ideas…I do not mean to overstate it, but this has been a lifeline for her.” – parents of a child taking one of Michael’s courses in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community

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