Michael Clay Thompson: Homeschool Level Packages

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The Michael Clay Thompson grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature books are available in packages to enable parents and homeschool instructors to implement a complete language arts curriculum. Although the books can be studied individually and ordered separately, they are designed to integrate children’s studies, and they complement one another to provide a full language arts curriculum. Therefore, to get the most benefit, many parents choose to buy all of the books at the appropriate level for their child so that they can teach across the spectrum of grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and literature. It is for this reason that we have put together packages that cost less than what it would cost to buy the books separately.

Where to start? There is no hard and fast rule for knowing with which level to start. It depends, of course, on the age and competence of your child but also on how much work he or she has done in language arts. For children who would be in grades 3 to 4, it is generally better to begin at Level 1, the Island Level. For those who would be in grade 5, the second level, the Town Level, is often the better choice. And for those in grade 6, the third level, the Voyage Level, is often the best place to start. For children who are beginning the curriculum a bit later, the recommended starting point is Level 5, the Lens I Level. Where appropriate, the use of the Level 3 writing book can be used in an abbreviated way to introduce the child to the basic concepts of the essay, and the child can then move on to writing text for Level 5.

Note that Level 4, the Classic Literature Level, is a special level that does not necessarily need to be done in order. It acts as a bridge between the elementary and secondary levels of the curriculum, but it is so enriching and engaging that children who have advanced beyond this level would benefit from going back to it and completing it.

The Complete Homeschool Packages contain a student book and a parent manual (or teacher manual) for the six components at each level of the curriculum (grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature). This is the way Michael Clay Thompson intended his books to be used—for the child to read in the student book and for the parent or teacher to raise Socratic questions based on the extra materials in the manuals. With the exception of the practice books, these curriculum books are not workbooks but are books to be read and reread, with concepts as well as competencies for the child to absorb—hence also Michael's emphasis on the look and presentation of the material in the student books and his desire that each child have his or her own book.

Copies of just the student books, no instructor manuals: We offer packages in each level that contain only the student books, with no parent or teacher manuals. This is especially convenient for parents who have more than one child studying the same level of the curriculum and need an extra set of student books.

FREE SHIPPING for all pre-paid orders (in the domestic U.S. only) that include a Michael Clay Thompson Complete Homeschool Package (does not apply to packages of student books only). When you order a Complete Homeschool Package, you can add any other books at the same time and qualify for free shipping on the entire order. Enter MCTHSP in the voucher box in the shopping cart. (Contact us for shipping costs outside the U.S.)

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MCT Level 1 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO3C

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 1, the Island 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.

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Price: $245.00

MCT Level 1 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO3CX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 1 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $118.50

MCT Level 2 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO4E

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 2, the Town 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 I. 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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Price: $280.00

MCT Level 2 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO4EX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 2 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $132.00

MCT Level 2 Complete Homeschool Package with Caesar's English I Color Edition

Order code: SO4D

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 2, the Town Level. It includes both student books and teacher manuals for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature and includes the color edition of the Caesar's English I student book.

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 I. 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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Price: $305.00

MCT Level 2 Package of Student Books with Caesar's English I Color Edition, No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO4DX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 2 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price. It contains the color version of Caesar's English I, Classical Education Edition.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $162.00

MCT Level 3 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO5E

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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Price: $280.00

MCT Level 3 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO5EX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 3 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $132.00

MCT Level 3 Complete Homeschool Package with Caesar's English II Color Edition

Order code: SO5D

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 and includes the color edition of the Caesar's English II student book.

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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Price: $305.00

MCT Level 3 Package of Student Books with Caesar's English II Color Edition, No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO5DX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 3 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price. It contains the color version of Caesar's English II, Classical Education Edition.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $162.00

MCT Level 4 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO6C

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 4, the Literature 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.

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Price: $205.00

MCT Level 4 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO6CX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 4 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $112.00

MCT Level 5 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO7C

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 5, the Lens I Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent 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.

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Price: $245.00

MCT Level 5 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO7CX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 5 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $127.00

MCT Level 5 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word I Color Edition

Order code: SO7D

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 5, the Lens I Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent manuals for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word I student book.

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.

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Price: $265.00

MCT Level 5 Package of Student Books with Word I Color Edition, No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO7DX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 5 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price. It contains the color version of The Word Within the Word I.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $147.00

MCT Level 6 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO8C

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 6, the Lens II Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent 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.

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Price: $245.00

MCT Level 6 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO8CX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 6 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $127.00

MCT Level 6 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word II Color Edition

Order code: SO8D

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 6, the Lens II Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent manuals for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word II student book.

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.

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Price: $265.00

MCT Level 6 Package of Student Books with Word II Color Edition, No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO8DX

This package contains one each of the student books only (no instructor manuals) at Level 6 of the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum, which includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature, offered at a reduced price. It contains the color version of The Word Within the Word II.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $147.00

MCT Level 7 Complete Homeschool Package

Order code: SO9C

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 7, the Lens III Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent 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.

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Price: $245.00

MCT Level 7 Package of Student Books with No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO9CX

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.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $127.00

MCT Level 7 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word III Color Edition

Order code: SO9D

This is the Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum complete homeschool package for children at Level 7, the Lens III Level. It includes both student books and teacher or parent manuals for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, practice, and literature and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word III student book.

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.

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Price: $265.00

MCT Level 7 Package of Student Books with Word III Color Edition, No Instructor Manuals

Order code: HO9DX

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. It contains the color version of The Word Within the Word III.

Additional student books can also be ordered separately.

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Price: $147.00

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