MCT Curriculum iBooks Level 4

The classic literature level, which is the fourth level of the MCT language arts curriculum, contains books that focus on the grammar, vocabulary, writing, and poetic techniques of the great classics of English and American literature. It acts as a bridge between the elementary and secondary levels, but it is so rich in content that it is recommended even for students who have advanced beyond this level.

This level is based on Michael Clay Thompson’s decades-long research into the vocabulary of the classic English and American novels and the far-reaching database that grew out of it. This provides an unmatched, solid foundation for The Vocabulary of Literature. In the grammar book, The Grammar of Literature, Michael introduces the t-model, a new way of picturing sentences. In The Poetry of Literature, he shows how classic writers used poetic devices that helped to make their prose extraordinary. The Writing of Literature leads students through a sophisticated and often subtle exploration of the writing techniques the great authors used to make an indelible impression on their readers.

The literature level offers children—and their parents—a unique, in-depth look at some of the greatest works of literature available in the English language. It will impart an appreciation for the diligence and dedication of the authors of those works, revealing techniques that readers will look for in future books and will employ in their own writing as well.

One instructor manual serves the entire level.

The classic literature level, which is the fourth level of the MCT language arts curriculum, contains books that focus on the grammar, vocabulary, writing, and poetic techniques of the great classics of English and American literature. It acts as a bridge between the elementary and secondary levels, but it is so rich in content that it is recommended even for students who have advanced beyond this level.

This level is based on Michael Clay Thompson’s decades-long research into the vocabulary of the classic English and American novels and the far-reaching database that grew out of it. This provides an unmatched, solid foundation for The Vocabulary of Literature. In the grammar book, The Grammar of Literature, Michael introduces the t-model, a new way of picturing sentences. In The Poetry of Literature, he shows how classic writers used poetic devices that helped to make their prose extraordinary. The Writing of Literature leads students through a sophisticated and often subtle exploration of the writing techniques the great authors used to make an indelible impression on their readers.

The literature level offers students—and their teachers—a unique, in-depth look at some of the greatest works of literature available in the English language. It will impart an appreciation for the diligence and dedication of the authors of those works, revealing techniques that readers will look for in future books and will employ in their own writing as well.

One instructor manual serves the entire level.

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The Grammar of Literature: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8

Price: $19.99

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Additional iBook Features: Interactive activities reinforce the lessons and allow students to self-check their knowledge.

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The Vocabulary of Literature: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8

Price: $19.99

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Additional iBook Features: Interactive exercises include classic word challenges, exercises to identify the parts of speech of famous sentences, classic word muddles, highlighting mistakes that have been inserted into great works, and end-of-chapter quizzes. All allow students to self-check their work. The Implementation Manual contains a link to two review tests for this book (one mid-way through the unit and one after it is completed) that can be completed by students either digitally or by printing them and working on paper copies. The answers to the tests are only in the Implementation Manual for this iBook curriculum level.

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The Writing of Literature: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; MCT Curriculum

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8

Price: $14.99

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Addition iBook Features: Interactive activities reinforce the lessons and allow students to self-check their knowledge.

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The Poetry of Literature: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8

Price: $14.99

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Additional iBook Features: The iBook, which is in gorgeous full color, contains several audio files that allow students to hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he recites the poems that appear in the book and that were written by the featured novelists. It also contains practice pages to allow students to identify for themselves the poetic elements in the pages of several famous novels. The answers to the practice exercises are only in the Implementation Manual for this iBook curriculum level.

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4Practice for Literature: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 6, 7, 8

Price: $14.99

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Additional iBook Features: The one hundred interactive sentences have boxes below the four lines where students can type in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, the phrases, and the clauses that are in each sentence. Students can then self-check their answers with the check button, which also reveals comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence. 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 4 iBook Implementation Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Price: $14.99

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The Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Level 4 iBook Implementation Manual is designed to be used with the digital editions of the books in the fourth level of the MCT language arts curriculum. These include The Grammar of Literature, The Vocabulary of Literature, 4Practice for Literature, The Writing of Literature, and The Poetry of Literature.

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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