MCT Level 7 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO9CX

Price: $127.00

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 7 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

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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: 978-0-89824-752-7

Order code: 7527

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 7527S

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The Magic Lens III is the culmination of the Magic Lens series, as well as Michael'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.

The series is entirely based on four-level sentence analysis. This analysis of parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses is Michael Clay Thompson's original and enormously successful approach to teaching grammar. It uses his "t-models" to illustrate how sentences are constructed, exquisitely showcasing complex grammar relationships as simple but beautiful illustrations.

This full-color book not only includes a comprehensive look at grammar; it delves deeply into common grammar errors and usage problems and includes detailed explanations of how grammar affects punctuation. Michael often uses the sentences of great classic writers to show children examples of interesting grammar in some of the most famous literary works in the English language. Practice is provided at every stage so that children are immediately applying what they have learned and actively building a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the language.

Note: New to the fifth edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson talking about important, potentially confusing, or interesting facts about grammar so that children can hear additional grammar content from the author himself.

The Magic Lens III is the culmination of the Magic Lens series, as well as Michael'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.

The series is entirely based on four-level sentence analysis. This analysis of parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses is Michael Clay Thompson's original and enormously successful approach to teaching grammar. It uses his "t-models" to illustrate how sentences are constructed, exquisitely showcasing complex grammar relationships as simple but beautiful illustrations.

This full-color book not only includes a comprehensive look at grammar; it delves deeply into common grammar errors and usage problems and includes detailed explanations of how grammar affects punctuation. Michael often uses the sentences of great classic writers to show students examples of interesting grammar in some of the most famous literary works in the English language. Practice is provided at every stage so that students are immediately applying what they have learned and actively building a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the language.

Note: New to the fifth edition of this book is a special bonus feature: QR codes that link to audio of Michael Clay Thompson talking about important, potentially confusing, or interesting facts about grammar so that students can hear additional grammar content from the author himself.

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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

Order code: 8502

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 8502S

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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.

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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: 978-0-89824-584-4

Order code: 5844

Price: $45.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 5844S

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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.

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.

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.

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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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: 978-0-89824-846-3

Order code: 8463

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

Class sets: 25 or more: $25.00 each.
Order code: 8463S

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.

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 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.

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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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

Order code: 5684

Price: $17.50
Website price: $12.50

Class sets: 25 or more: $10.00 each.
Order code: 5684S

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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 the 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 the 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.

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

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The American Autobiography Trilogy: Extra Set of Autobiographies

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; Literature; MCT Curriculum

Order code: 8562S

Price: $27.00

This is an extra set of the three classic works in the American Autobiography Trilogy: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass, and Henry David Thoreau's Walden. It is offered at a special price and is only available to order as an add-on to the set that contains the parent manual or to a homeschool complete level package or a student books-only package.

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