MCT Curriculum iBooks Level 1

Level 1, The Island Level, is the entry level for the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum. Children are ready to begin this level as soon as they have passed the stage of learning to read and can read to learn. Parent and child (or children) can snuggle up on the sofa and read together. Many parents have found that the student books are wonderful points for children to begin the practice of reading on their own and then discussing the material.

One instructor manual serves the entire level. It is filled with Socratic questions to raise with the child, as well as activities and quizzes for assessment. Although the material is presented simply, it reaches a surprising level of complexity and sophistication.

The Island Level is the entry level for the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum. Children are ready to begin this level as soon as they have passed the stage of learning to read and can read to learn. Many teachers have found that the student books are wonderful points for students to begin the practice of reading on their own and then discussing the material.

One instructor manual serves the entire level. It is filled with Socratic questions to raise with the students, as well as activities and quizzes for assessment. Although the material is presented simply, it reaches a surprising level of complexity and sophistication.

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The Music of the Hemispheres: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $24.99

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The Music of the Hemispheres: Student Book Cover

Additional iBook Features: The iBook, which is in gorgeous full color, features several audio files that allow students to hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he recites many of the poems. It also contains pre- and post-tests; however, the answers to those are only in the Implementation Manual for this iBook curriculum level. In addition, the Implementation Manual also contains a link to a review quiz that can be completed by students either digitally or by printing it and working on a paper copy. The answers to the quiz are only in the Implementation Manual.

Practice Island: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 8, 9, 10

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $14.99

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Additional iBook Features: The one hundred interactive sentences have separate screens for students to identify the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses. Students tap and drag their answers beneath the word(s) in the sentence. They can then self-check their answers with the check button. There is a review screen after the fourth level to reinforce the answers. Because all the answers are available in the iBook version, no teacher manual is required.

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Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Level 1 iBook Implementation Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Price: $19.99

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The Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Level 1 iBook Implementation Manual is designed to be used with the digital editions of the books in the first level of the MCT language arts curriculum. These include Grammar Island, Building Language, Practice Island, Sentence Island, and The Music of the Hemispheres.

The Implementation Manual offers parents and teachers who are using these books helpful suggestions for implementing the curriculum, as well as a chronology of when the books should be used in relation to one another for the best outcome in learning. There are useful hints and tips for teaching, discussion questions, activities for students to do, answers to tests and quizzes that appear in the student versions, and links to tests that can be downloaded and completed either online or by printing them and working on paper copies so that instructors have a way of recording students' progress.

This book is essential for instructors who want to get the most out of the MCT language arts curriculum and who want their children or students to get an optimal experience in learning language arts.

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