MCT Level 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO5E

Price: $260.00
Website price: $225.00

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

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Grammar Voyage: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N. (Art)

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-383-3

Latest edition: August 2016

Order code: 3833

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

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.

Additional iBook Features: Hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he reads from many of the pages and speaks directly to the reader. Interactive activities reinforce the lessons and allow students to self-check their knowledge. There are also pre- and post-tests; however, the answers to those are only in the Implementation Manual.

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Grammar Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N. (Art)

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-385-7

Latest edition: August 2016

Order code: 3857

Price: $50.00
Website price: $40.00

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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: 978-0-89824-497-7

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 4977

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $23.00 each.
Order code: 4977S

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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.

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.

Additional iBook Features: The iBook features the activities of the print book but in interactive form. Small review quizzes, context quizzes, analogies quizzes, classic words challenges, grammar analyses, mathematics challenges using Roman numerals, and word searches all allow students to self-check their work to test their growing knowledge. The Implementation Manual contains links to cumulative review quizzes for each lesson of the book that can be completed by students either digitally or by printing them and working on paper copies. The answers to the quizzes are only in the Implementation Manual for this iBook curriculum level. This iBook, which is in full, vibrant color, also includes several beautiful images not in the print version.

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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

Age: 11, 12, 13

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-498-4

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 4984

Price: $45.00
Website price: $35.00

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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.

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.

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Essay Voyage: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N. (Art)

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-672-0

Latest edition: March 2016

Order code: 6720

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $22.00 each.
Order code: 6720S

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.

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.

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

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Essay Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Milton N. (Art)

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; MCT Curriculum

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6, 7

ISBN: 978-0-088092-673-7

Latest edition: March 2016

Order code: 6737

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

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.

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.

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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: 978-0-88092-660-7

Latest edition: June 2015

Order code: 6600

Price: $30.00
Website price: $20.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $18.00 each.
Order code: 6600S

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.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 6 | page 56| page 137

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.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 6 | page 56page 137

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, as well as some interactive exercises that allow students to self-check their knowledge. 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 test that can be completed by students either digitally or by printing it and working on a paper copy. The answers to the test are only in the Implementation Manual.

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A World of Poetry: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-661-4

Latest edition: July 2016

Order code: 6619

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

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.

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.

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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

Latest edition: February 2016

Order code: 6843

Price: $17.50
Website price: $12.50

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $9.00 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 a 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 a 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.

The practice books have class set prices depending upon the quantity ordered; schools and school districts can combine orders of the practice books for maximum discount:

25 books: $9.00 each
50 books: $8.00 each
100 books: $7.00 each
250 books: $6.50 each
500 books: $6.00 each
750 books: $5.50 each
1,000 books: $5.00 each

Any mix of practice books can be ordered. Please note that in most cases, the shopping cart will not show the actual discount; this will be applied when you are billed, and no matter what the shopping cart says, you will never be billed or charged at a higher rate than that to which you are entitled.

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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Practice Voyage: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-685-0

Latest edition: February 2016

Order code: 6850

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Practice Voyage: Teacher Manual Cover

The Practice Voyage teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and comments about each sentence.

The Practice Voyage teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and comments about each sentence.

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