MCT Level 7 Complete Homeschool Package

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This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 7. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice.

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The Magic Lens III: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-833-3

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 8333

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $20.00 each.
Order code: 8333S

The Magic Lens III: Student Book Cover

The Magic Lens series encapsulates Michael Clay Thompson’s passion for imparting a love of grammar. He says: "You must know all four levels to understand grammar. When you finally master the four levels, everything changes."

This book is the culmination of the Magic Lens series, as well as MCT's grammar curriculum. It contains more information about the grammar of the English language than any of the previous books, yet it builds on them all so that there is a cumulative effect of the knowledge gained through them.

Full-color graphics enhance the text and understanding. Practice is incorporated at every level, along with sections on punctuation and grammar rules.

The Magic Lens series encapsulates Michael Clay Thompson’s passion for imparting a love of grammar. He says: "You must know all four levels to understand grammar. When you finally master the four levels, everything changes."

This book is the culmination of the Magic Lens series, as well as MCT's grammar curriculum. It contains more information about the grammar of the English language than any of the previous books, yet it builds on them all so that there is a cumulative effect of the knowledge gained through them.

Full-color graphics enhance the text and understanding. Practice is incorporated at every level, along with sections on punctuation and grammar rules.

Additional iBook Features: Students can self-check their knowledge with the interactive activities. Interactive exercises include identifying parts of speech, types of pronouns, and types of conjunctions; chapter reviews; four-level analysis; and more.

The Magic Lens III: Student Book Cover

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The Magic Lens III: Parent Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-835-7

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 8357

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

The Magic Lens III: Parent Manual Cover

This is the homeschool parent's manual to accompany The Magic Lens III. To help you save money, this book is in black and white, while the student book is full color throughout.

The parent manual contains the full text of the student book plus teaching tips and answers to the questions and exercises.

Grammar is an easily teachable subject because its concepts are so few and well-defined. It is the fundamental starting point for the MCT curriculum, which recommends front-loading language arts teaching with grammar. Vocabulary, writing, and poetics can be added once the child has grasped the basics: parts of speech, parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses.

This book accompanies the student book. It does not replace it. Homeschoolers need both.

The 4Practice III workbook provides an extra 100 practice sentences for four-level analysis.

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The Word Within the Word III: Student Book

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

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-850-2

Latest edition: May 2016

Order code: 8502

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $20.00 each.
Order code: 8502S

The Word Within the Word III: Student Book Cover

The Word Within the Word III is the third volume of The Word Within the Word series and is intended as a weekly effort, built on a cumulative basis from Volumes I and II. Like the first two volumes, Volume III contains thirty lessons, which are structured the same way that the lessons in Volume II were set up: each lesson contains a list of stems, with meanings and example words, as well as a list of advanced academic words that contain the stems, ten of which are new and five of which are brought forward from the first two volumes.

The lessons in this book include various elements from each of the first two volumes, including stem close-ups, notes and ideas pages, reading comprehension questions, analogies, antonyms, comprehension questions about challenging readings, and invention activities, in which students are asked to play with the words in the context of creative writing.  

The Word Within the Word III is an excellent program for preparing students for the most difficult vocabulary questions on SATs and SSATs.

In this volume, the historical essays feature the battle for control of Rome between the assassins of Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian and what the Romans did with the peace that came with the end of the civil wars, particularly Rome’s development as the greatest manufacturing power the world would see until the nineteenth century. More than a hundred photographs illustrate the book, bringing ancient Rome to life.

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

The Word Within the Word III is the third volume of The Word Within the Word series and is intended as a weekly effort, built on a cumulative basis from Volumes I and II. Like the first two volumes, Volume III contains thirty lessons, which are structured the same way that the lessons in Volume II were set up: each lesson contains a list of stems, with meanings and example words, as well as a list of advanced academic words that contain the stems, ten of which are new and five of which are brought forward from the first two volumes.

The lessons in this book include various elements from each of the first two volumes, including stem close-ups, notes and ideas pages, reading comprehension questions, analogies, antonyms, comprehension questions about challenging readings, and invention activities, in which students are asked to play with the words in the context of creative writing.  

The Word Within the Word III is an excellent program for preparing students for the most difficult vocabulary questions on SATs and SSATs.

In this volume, the historical essays feature the battle for control of Rome between the assassins of Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian and what the Romans did with the peace that came with the end of the civil wars, particularly Rome’s development as the greatest manufacturing power the world would see until the nineteenth century. More than a hundred photographs illustrate the book, bringing ancient Rome to life.

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 quizzes on analogies, antonyms, and comprehension of challenging reading, as well as end-of-chapter quizzes all allow students to self-check their work to test their growing knowledge. The Implementation Manual contains links to cumulative review quizzes to be taken after every five lessons 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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The Word Within the Word III: Parent Manual

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

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-852-6

Latest edition: April 2016

Order code: 8526

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

The Word Within the Word III: Parent Manual Cover

The parent manual for The Word Within the Word III 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, as well as review tests after every five lessons.

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

The Word Within the Word III: Parent Manual Cover

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Advanced Academic Writing III: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; Research Papers; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-640-7

Latest edition: November 2015

Order code: 6407

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $22.00 each.
Order code: 6407S

Advanced Academic Writing III: Student Book Cover

Advanced Academic Writing III not only requires longer, more complex, and more deeply documented papers of students, it also provides extensive explorations of intellectually advanced attitudes and understandings that differentiate the most mature and outstanding students, teaching students the excitement of aggressive library research and the pleasure of participating in a scholarly tradition that has ennobled research for centuries.

This volume focuses on achieving unity in style and originality in content. It contains more elaborate MLA format rules, more proofreaders' marks, and forty more actual research paper comments. The appendix includes an extensive list of punctuation, grammar, and usage rules and a list of common errors, all of which include and expand upon the content in the first two volumes in the series.

Advanced Academic Writing III not only requires longer, more complex, and more deeply documented papers of students, it also provides extensive explorations of intellectually advanced attitudes and understandings that differentiate the most mature and outstanding students, teaching students the excitement of aggressive library research and the pleasure of participating in a scholarly tradition that has ennobled research for centuries.

This volume focuses on achieving unity in style and originality in content. It contains more elaborate MLA format rules, more proofreaders' marks, and forty more actual research paper comments. The appendix includes an extensive list of punctuation, grammar, and usage rules and a list of common errors, all of which include and expand upon the content in the first two volumes in the series.

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

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Advanced Academic Writing III: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; Research Papers; MCT Curriculum

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-641-4

Latest edition: November 2015

Order code: 6414

Price: $50.00
Website price: $40.00

Advanced Academic Writing III: Teacher Manual Cover

The teacher manual for Advanced Academic Writing III 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 book comes with access to a database of more than a hundred comments for instructors to use when grading student papers. It is Michael Clay Thompson's extensive archive of his grading comments, compiled over many years, which help to make the grading process simpler for parents and a learning experience for children.

The teacher manual for Advanced Academic Writing III 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 book comes with access to a database of more than a hundred comments for instructors to use when grading student papers. It is Michael Clay Thompson's extensive archive of his grading comments, compiled over many years, which help to make the grading process simpler for teachers and a learning experience for students.

Advanced Academic Writing III: Teacher Manual Cover

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-666-9

Latest edition: February 2016

Order code: 666X

Price: $30.00
Website price: $20.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $18.00 each.
Order code: 666XS

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth: Student Book Cover

The final volume in the poetics program by Michael Clay Thompson continues the study of poetic techniques and poems and takes them to an even higher level. Using Plato's Dialogues and Socratic questioning as a source of ideas and a way of thinking about the concept of truth, students are led to consider the difficult question that has absorbed philosophers, scientists, artists, and poets throughout time: What is the nature of truth?

Many poems deal with the concept of truth. Great poems that stand the test of time express, at their core, something that is true. Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth looks at the truth of sound, meter, and stanza and at figures of speech that explore truth through comparison. The elements discussed include everything in the previous volumes of the poetics strand, as well as the most advanced techniques that poets use when constructing their poems.

The book features poems by great poets such as Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Sir Walter Scott, Edmund Spenser, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The truth can be slippery, and students who complete this book will come away with an advanced sense of how poets have explored the concept of truth through their poetry.

The final volume in the poetics program by Michael Clay Thompson continues the study of poetic techniques and poems and takes them to an even higher level. Using Plato's Dialogues and Socratic questioning as a source of ideas and a way of thinking about the concept of truth, students are led to consider the difficult question that has absorbed philosophers, scientists, artists, and poets throughout time: What is the nature of truth?

Many poems deal with the concept of truth. Great poems that stand the test of time express, at their core, something that is true. Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth looks at the truth of sound, meter, and stanza and at figures of speech that explore truth through comparison. The elements discussed include everything in the previous volumes of the poetics strand, as well as the most advanced techniques that poets use when constructing their poems.

The book features poems by great poets such as Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Sir Walter Scott, Edmund Spenser, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The truth can be slippery, and students who complete this book will come away with an advanced sense of how poets have explored the concept of truth through their poetry.

Additional iBook Features: The iBook 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. The Implementation Manual also contains a link to a comprehensive 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 for this iBook curriculum level.

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth: Student Book Cover

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Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-665-2

Latest edition: July 2016

Order code: 6678

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth: Teacher Manual Cover

The teacher manual for Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth 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, answers to the exercises, a review test, and study poems for in-depth examination with the students.

The teacher manual for Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Truth 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, answers to the exercises, a review test, and study poems for in-depth examination with the students.

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4Practice III: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-568-4

Latest edition: May 2016

Order code: 5684

Price: $17.50
Website price: $12.50

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $9.00 each.
Order code: 5684S

4Practice III: Student Book Cover

4Practice III is a supplement to The Magic Lens III and is the practice workbook for the seventh level of the MCT language arts curriculum. It contains one hundred sentences taken from some of the greatest works of classic literature, giving illuminating insights into how great writers achieve meaning, beauty, and depth in their writing.

Each sentence uses vocabulary from The Word Within the Word III and the poetic devices studied in Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of TruthStudents work through the sentences using a unique four-level analysis method that is explained in The Magic Lens III

Each sentence 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.

The authors whose sentences are used in 4Practice III include William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Robert Penn Warren, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, James Joyce, Mary Shelley, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bram Stoker, William Thackeray, Henry David Thoreau, James Hilton, Maya Angelou, Thornton Wilder, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, George Eliot, James Joyce, and Joseph Heller.

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

4Practice III is a supplement to The Magic Lens III and is the practice workbook for the seventh level of the MCT language arts curriculum. It contains one hundred sentences taken from some of the greatest works of classic literature, giving illuminating insights into how great writers achieve meaning, beauty, and depth in their writing.

Each sentence uses vocabulary from The Word Within the Word III and the poetic devices studied in Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of TruthStudents work through the sentences using a unique four-level analysis method that is explained in The Magic Lens III

Each sentence 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.

The authors whose sentences are used in 4Practice III include William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Robert Penn Warren, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, James Joyce, Mary Shelley, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bram Stoker, William Thackeray, Henry David Thoreau, James Hilton, Maya Angelou, Thornton Wilder, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, George Eliot, James Joyce, and Joseph Heller.

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 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.

4Practice III: Student Book Cover

4Practice III: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-569-1

Latest edition: May 2016

Order code: 5691

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

4Practice III: Teacher Manual Cover

The 4Practice III teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and specific comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence.

The 4Practice III teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and specific comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence.

4Practice III: Teacher Manual Cover

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