Level 2 Complete - Town Level
DescriptionThe second level of the MCT language arts curriculum takes children into Paragraph Town where two ducks, Fishmeal and Queequack, explore the art of organizing their writing. Grammar Town explores the building blocks of the English language within the context of a town. Expanding further, students are introduced in the vocabulary strand to the ancient world of Caesar and the contributions of the Romans to the English language. Caesar’s English I is not only a sophisticated vocabulary book but also a broad introduction to many aspects of Roman history, culture, and ingenuity. Beyond the essays by mrT and others, students who take this year-long course will get a rich array of images of the Roman world—far beyond what is available in the books. Roman architecture is reinforced in the poetry book for this level, Building Poems. This level is considerably more sophisticated than the first, and Michael Clay Thompson is the ideal instructor to help your child navigate the challenges of learning the language arts.
During the second semester, mrT will be teaching the Alice, Peter, and Mole Trilogy. If your child has already read this trilogy, he or she has the choice of rereading the books for greater depth or choosing a different trilogy. Children taking advantage of the literature component will be asked to make their choice by the end of the first semester. See the APM Trilogy description for details on this optional part of the course.
InstructorMichael Clay Thompson
Live Class: Wednesdays at 2:00.
Students unable to attend the live class will be able to access the class online.
Assignments: Varies per class
Duration: Full year
Students must be able to do assigments using a keyboard (no handwriting assignments) and be comfortable accessing the internet.
mrT is available via email.
mrT may reply to your answers with comments or questions, and he will want you to answer those emails.
Students will need a copy of the Level 2 texts: Grammar Town, Caesar's English I, Paragraph Town, Building Poems, and Practice Town. The literature option requires a copy of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wind in the Willows. Resources. Students will also need to have an email account.
Students should have completed Level 1 of the MCT language arts curriculum.