MCT Level 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO5E

Price: $280.00

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 3, the Voyage Level. It includes both student books and teacher manuals for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature.

This package also includes an implementation booklet that provides both a general implementation guide and a detailed, week-by-week lesson plan for all strands of the curriculum. The implementation booklet is available ONLY to those people who have purchased a complete pack.

This package qualifies for free shipping in the domestic U.S. on the whole pre-paid order! Enter code MCTHSP. Contact us for shipping costs outside the U.S.

There is a set of flashcards available to help children study the stems and words in Caesar's English II. This set is offered at a discounted price if it is purchased with a level package. Click here to go to the flashcards.

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Grammar Voyage: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-383-3

Order code: 3833

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 3833S

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Grammar Voyage is designed to build on the foundations established in Grammar Island and Grammar Town, both in terms of the four-level analysis and visually. It reinforces the vocabulary of Caesar's English II and the poetics of A World of Poetry, as well as the spirit and intellectual demands of Essay Voyage. The ship paintings offer a beautiful counterpoint to Michael Clay Thompson's lovely color illustrations of grammar concepts.

We recommend getting both the student book and the teacher manual for Grammar Voyage, as there are too many places where the teacher manual gives away the answers to questions and exercises.

Grammar Voyage is designed to build on the foundations established in Grammar Island and Grammar Town, both in terms of the four-level analysis and visually. It reinforces the vocabulary of Caesar's English II and the poetics of A World of Poetry, as well as the spirit and intellectual demands of Essay Voyage. The ship paintings offer a beautiful counterpoint to Michael Clay Thompson's lovely color illustrations of grammar concepts.

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Grammar Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

ISBN: 978-0-89824-385-7

Order code: 3857

Price: $50.00
Website price: $40.00

Grammar Voyage: Teacher Manual Cover

The Grammar Voyage teacher manual includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, pre- and post-tests, activities for further study, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

The Grammar Voyage teacher manual includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, pre- and post-tests, activities for further study, and wonderful original readings to keep the energy level charged with fun learning.

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Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Dr. Thomas Milton; Thompson, Myriam Borges

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-873-9

Order code: 8739

Price: $45.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 8739S

Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition: Student Book Cover

This book follows the same formula as Caesar’s English I: Classical Education Edition; it offers twenty lessons that alternate between introducing five Latin stems that are the basis for many of our academic words and five classic words that have been identified by Michael Clay Thompson as being prominently used among the great writers of English and American literature. The book is loaded with vocabulary activities that allow students to manipulate and play with the stems and words, as well as grammar analyses, nonfiction writing samples, poetry to help students feel the Roman experience, writing exercises, math problems using Roman numerals, word searches, and much more. There is a substantial emphasis on the geography of the Roman world.

There are additional essays on the Iberian Peninsula by Myriam Borges Thompson and on Roman history by Thomas Milton Kemnitz, who took the more than 100 photographs reproduced in the volumes.

Because the book is filled with so many extra elements, it is too large to be handled easily and so is divided into two parts.

This book is printed in black and white, but there is a full color version available here.

There is a set of flashcards available to help children study the stems and words in this book. Click here to go to the flashcards.

Note: New to the third edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and his sesquepedalian stories, as well as discussing the grammar of the vocabulary so that children can hear the words in context and will know how they are pronounced. Myriam Borges Thompson also provides audio for the book, reading her Spanish translations of Michael's poems and adding interesting commentary to her essays about the Iberian influence on the Roman world, which has subsequently influenced our own.

This book follows the same formula as Caesar’s English I: Classical Education Edition; it offers twenty lessons that alternate between introducing five Latin stems that are the basis for many of our academic words and five classic words that have been identified by Michael Clay Thompson as being prominently used among the great writers of English and American literature. The book is loaded with vocabulary activities that allow students to manipulate and play with the stems and words, as well as grammar analyses, nonfiction writing samples, poetry to help students feel the Roman experience, writing exercises, math problems using Roman numerals, word searches, and much more. There is a substantial emphasis on the geography of the Roman world. 

There are additional essays on the Iberian Peninsula by Myriam Borges Thompson and on Roman history by Thomas Milton Kemnitz, who took the more than 100 photographs reproduced in the volumes.

Because the book is filled with so many extra elements, it is too large to be handled easily and so is divided into two parts.

This book is printed in black and white, but there is a full color version available here.

There is a set of flashcards available to help students study the stems and words in this book. Click here to go to the flashcards.

Note: New to the third edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and his sesquepedalian stories, as well as discussing the grammar of the vocabulary so that students can hear the words in context and will know how they are pronounced. Myriam Borges Thompson also provides audio for the book, reading her Spanish translations of Michael's poems and adding interesting commentary to her essays about the Iberian influence on the Roman world, which has subsequently influenced our own.

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Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition: Implementation Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Dr. Thomas Milton; Thompson, Myriam Borges

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

ISBN: 978-0-89824-875-3

Order code: 8753

Price: $50.00
Website price: $35.00

Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition: Implementation Manual Cover

The implementation manual for Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition contains the full text of the student book, plus all the answers to the questions and activities, together with extensive implementation strategies and advice. It also contains cumulative quizzes and answer keys for each lesson of the book.

We recommend getting both the student books and the implementation manual for this text, as there are too many places where the implementation manual gives away the answers to the questions and exercises. In addition, the implementation manual is contained within a single book, whereas the student version is broken into two parts, making it easier for children to handle.

There is a set of flashcards available to help children study the stems and words in this book. Click here to go to the flashcards.

Note: New to the third edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and his sesquepedalian stories, as well as discussing the grammar of the vocabulary so that children can hear the words in context and will know how they are pronounced. Myriam Borges Thompson also provides audio for the book, reading her Spanish translations of Michael's poems and adding interesting commentary to her essays about the Iberian influence on the Roman world, which has subsequently influenced our own.

The implementation manual for Caesar's English II: Classical Education Edition contains the full text of the student book, plus all the answers to the questions and activities, together with extensive implementation strategies and advice. It also contains cumulative quizzes and answer keys for each lesson of the book.

There is a set of flashcards available to help students study the stems and words in this book. Click here to go to the flashcards.

Note: New to the third edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and his sesquepedalian stories, as well as discussing the grammar of the vocabulary so that students can hear the words in context and will know how they are pronounced. Myriam Borges Thompson also provides audio for the book, reading her Spanish translations of Michael's poems and adding interesting commentary to her essays about the Iberian influence on the Roman world, which has subsequently influenced our own.

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Caesar's English II CEE Implementation Manual Sample Pages:

Essay Voyage: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-704-8

Order code: 7048

Price: $45.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 7048S

Essay Voyage: Student Book Cover

Essay Voyage explicates the elements of the correct, formal essay—the essay expected for exams, research papers, critical responses, and other formal analyses of academic subjects. With the use of extensive examples and thorough explanation, children see that formal writing involves the correct use of words, sentences, paragraphs, punctuation, and other elements such as organized structure and unity.

The book has a journeying theme that takes readers around the world. Each chapter is followed by exercises, challenging questions, examples of good essays, and a discussion of the correct use of words taken from Caesar’s English II.

Ideally, this text should be used in conjunction with Grammar Voyage, Caesar’s English IIand A World of Poetry.

We recommend that you purchase both the student book and the teacher manual to teach this book effectively.

Note: This is a second edition of this book. It reflects the current MLA guidelines, which are substantially changed from those that were in existence when the first edition was written. As a result of those changes, the information in the first edition is now wrong, and no one should continue to use the first edition.

Essay Voyage explicates the elements of the correct, formal essay—the essay expected for exams, research papers, critical responses, and other formal analyses of academic subjects. With the use of extensive examples and thorough explanation, students see that formal writing involves the correct use of words, sentences, paragraphs, punctuation, and other elements such as organized structure and unity.

The book has a journeying theme that takes readers around the world. Each chapter is followed by exercises, challenging questions, examples of good essays, and a discussion of the correct use of words taken from Caesar’s English II.

Ideally, this text should be used in conjunction with Grammar VoyageCaesar’s English IIand A World of Poetry.

Note: This is a second edition of this book. It reflects the current MLA guidelines, which are substantially changed from those that were in existence when the first edition was written. As a result of those changes, the information in the first edition is now wrong, and no one should continue to use the first edition.

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Essay Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; MCT Curriculum

ISBN: 978-0-88092-696-6

Order code: 6966

Price: $50.00
Website price: $35.00

Essay Voyage: Teacher Manual Cover

The Essay Voyage teacher manual includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, and answers to questions and exercises.

Note: This is a second edition of this book. It reflects the current MLA guidelines, which are substantially changed from those that were in existence when the first edition was written. As a result of those changes, the information in the first edition is now wrong, and no one should continue to use the first edition.

The Essay Voyage teacher manual includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, and answers to questions and exercises.

Note: This is a second edition of this book. It reflects the current MLA guidelines, which are substantially changed from those that were in existence when the first edition was written. As a result of those changes, the information in the first edition is now wrong, and no one should continue to use the first edition.

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A World of Poetry: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-706-2

Order code: 7062

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 7062S

A World of Poetry: Student Book Cover

A World of Poetry builds on the first two books in the MCT poetics program but goes even further into the details of good poetry. This volume is built on comparisons of poetic and scientific observations of nature and the world around us. As with the other poetics books, the design of this book has been meticulously attended to so that it highlights the points in the text with beautiful and interesting visuals.

Among the featured topics are alliteration, assonance, consonance, end-stopped versus enjambed lines, end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye-rhyme, near rhyme, poetic feet, iambs, trochees, dactyls, spondees, amphibrachs, amphimacers, pyrrhics, Shakespearan sonnets, Petrarchan sonnets, ballads, rime royal, limericks, haiku, similes, metaphors, personification, apostrophes, and the grammar of poetry. 

There are many poems in the book that illustrate the poetic elements discussed, including ones by T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Houseman, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, Anne Sexton, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allen Poe, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Emma Lazarus, Sylvia Plath, and Basho Matsuo.

A World of Poetry, like the poetics books that lead up to it (The Music of the Hemispheres and Building Poems) allows students to see that the common stereotypes about poetry—that it is comprised only of pretty poems for girls—are unfounded. This text can be used as a stand-alone introduction to poetry or as a foundation for more advanced study in poetics.

Note: New to the second edition of this book are QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson himself reading the poems in the book.

A World of Poetry builds on the first two books in the MCT poetics program but goes even further into the details of good poetry. This volume is built on comparisons of poetic and scientific observations of nature and the world around us. As with the other poetics books, the design of this book has been meticulously attended to so that it highlights the points in the text with beautiful and interesting visuals.

Among the featured topics are alliteration, assonance, consonance, end-stopped versus enjambed lines, end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye-rhyme, near rhyme, poetic feet, iambs, trochees, dactyls, spondees, amphibrachs, amphimacers, pyrrhics, Shakespearan sonnets, Petrarchan sonnets, ballads, rime royal, limericks, haiku, similes, metaphors, personification, apostrophes, and the grammar of poetry. 

There are many poems in the book that illustrate the poetic elements discussed, including ones by T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Houseman, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, Anne Sexton, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allen Poe, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Emma Lazarus, Sylvia Plath, and Basho Matsuo.

A World of Poetry, like the poetics books that lead up to it (The Music of the Hemispheres and Building Poems) allows students to see that the common stereotypes about poetry—that it is comprised only of pretty poems for girls—are unfounded. This text can be used as a stand-alone introduction to poetry or as a foundation for more advanced study in poetics.

Note: New to the second edition of this book are QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson himself reading the poems in the book.

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A World of Poetry Student Book Sample Pages:

A World of Poetry: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

ISBN: 978-0-88092-707-9

Order code: 7079

Price: $45.00
Website price: $35.00

A World of Poetry: Teacher Manual Cover

The teacher manual for A World of Poetry includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, a pre- and post-test with answer keys, a review test, and study poems for in-depth examination with the students.

Note: New to the second edition of this book are QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson himself reading the poems in the book.

The teacher manual for A World of Poetry includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, a pre- and post-test with answer keys, a review test, and study poems for in-depth examination with the students.

Note: New to the second edition of this book are QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson himself reading the poems in the book.

A World of Poetry: Teacher Manual Cover

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Practice Voyage: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-684-3

Order code: 6843

Price: $17.50
Website price: $12.50

Class sets: 25 or more: $10.00 each.
Order code: 6843S

Practice Voyage: Student Book Cover

Practice Voyage is a supplement to Grammar Voyage and is the practice workbook for the third level of the MCT language arts curriculum. Its aim is to improve students' grammar and writing skills through analysis of individual sentences. Students work through the sentences using the unique four-level analysis method that is introduced in Grammar Voyage.

Each of the one hundred sentences appears on a separate page with four blank lines beneath it where students can fill in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses. By examining a wide range of sentences, students will experience the satisfaction of a clear understanding of the principles of English sentences.

This useful workbook is meant to be consumable and is therefore offered at a low cost.

Practice Voyage is a supplement to Grammar Voyage and is the practice workbook for the third level of the MCT language arts curriculum. Its aim is to improve students' grammar and writing skills through analysis of individual sentences. Students work through the sentences using the unique four-level analysis method that is introduced in Grammar Voyage.

Each of the one hundred sentences appears on a separate page with four blank lines beneath it where students can fill in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses. By examining a wide range of sentences, students will experience the satisfaction of a clear understanding of the principles of English sentences.

This useful workbook is meant to be consumable and is therefore offered at a low cost.

You can order any mix of 25 or more practice books for the discounted price of $10.00 each.

Practice Voyage: Student Book Cover

Practice Voyage Student Book Sample Pages:

Practice Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

ISBN: 978-0-88092-685-0

Order code: 6850

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Practice Voyage: Teacher Manual Cover

Practice Voyage contains 100 four-level analysis practice sentences. The teacher manual provides an introduction to the four-level analysis method, advice on implementation, correct answers, and comments about each sentence.

Practice Voyage contains 100 four-level analysis practice sentences. The teacher manual provides an introduction to the four-level analysis method, advice on implementation, correct answers, and comments about each sentence.

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The Search Trilogy Set with Parent Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; Literature; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Order code: 8180

Price: $40.00

The Search Trilogy Set with Parent Manual Cover

The Search Trilogy contains the classic novels Treasure IslandThe Call of the Wild, and The Invisible Man. Each book is reproduced in its entirety and includes Michael Clay Thompson's "language illustrations"—close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. Challenging vocabulary is defined at the bottom of each page. The combination of those devices makes these novels perfect companions to his MCT language arts curriculum, which contains grammar, vocabulary, writing, and poetics strands.

The parent manual includes a short essay by Michael about each novel, vocabulary words to study in advance of the readings, language illustration questions, quotations for quote quizzes, discussion questions and activities, and suggestions for academic writing practice.

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