MCT Level 1 (Mud) iBook Literature Trilogy with Implementation Manual

The Rescue at Fragment Crag, The Red Tide, and The Green-Face Virus by Michael Clay Thompson feature the characters he created in his language arts curriculum to help explain grammar and writing rules. Following requests for more about these characters, he decided that Mud the Fish should have a series of adventures of his own. The novels are described as classic word novels, designed to introduce young readers to the literary words Michael identified in his classic words vocabulary research. They are full-length books (around 100 pages each), exuberant, funny, and abounding in alliteration and other poetic techniques. Difficult words are defined at the bottom of each page. The books are illustrated with charming drawings.

Michael writes in the introduction, "These Mud novels are like training wheels for the classics, with big words, long length, complex characters, intricate plots, and big ideas, all in a magical world where little animals love sentences and stay loyal to each other."

The implementation manual includes a short essay by Michael about each novel, a list of strategies and activities for children to do, vocabulary words to study in advance of the readings, quotations for quote quizzes, and discussion questions.

The Rescue at Fragment Crag, The Red Tide, and The Green-Face Virus by Michael Clay Thompson feature the characters he created in his language arts curriculum to help explain grammar and writing rules. Following requests for more about these characters, he decided that Mud the Fish should have a series of adventures of his own. The novels are described as classic word novels, designed to introduce young readers to the literary words Michael identified in his classic words vocabulary research. They are full-length books (around 100 pages each), exuberant, funny, and abounding in alliteration and other poetic techniques. Difficult words are defined at the bottom of each page. The books are illustrated with charming drawings.

Michael writes in the introduction, "These Mud novels are like training wheels for the classics, with big words, long length, complex characters, intricate plots, and big ideas, all in a magical world where little animals love sentences and stay loyal to each other."

The implementation manual includes a short essay by Michael about each novel, a list of strategies and activities for children to do, vocabulary words to study in advance of the readings, quotations for quote quizzes, and discussion questions.

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The Rescue at Fragment Crag

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; MCT Curriculum

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

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $9.99

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The Red Tide

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; MCT Curriculum

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

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $9.99

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The Red Tide Cover
The Red Tide Cover

The Green-Face Virus

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; MCT Curriculum

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

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $9.99

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The Green-Face Virus Cover

The Mud Trilogy iBook Implementation Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; MCT Curriculum

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

Grade: 3, 4

Price: $9.99

Buy this iBook

The Mud Trilogy iBook Implementation Manual Cover

The Mud Trilogy iBook Implementation Manual covers the three novels that Michael Clay Thompson wrote for young children about Mud the Fish and his friends: The Rescue at Fragment Crag, The Red Tide, and The Green-Face Virus. It is designed to aid the instructor in helping students become more critical, creative, understanding, and aware as readers.

The three novels are intended to be read in a particular order, with questions flowing from one classic work to the next and then to all three. Students are encouraged to make comparisons across all three novels and to regard the reading experience of each in relation to the others. This provides for a far richer reading experience and aids students in developing a broad range of insights into their reading.

The implementation manual includes a short essay by Michael about the novel, a list of strategies and activities for children to do, vocabulary words to study in advance of the reading, quotations for quote quizzes, and discussion questions.

The Mud Trilogy iBook Implementation Manual Cover

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