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Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts

Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts is a secular language arts program that seeks to create a love for language.  It covers grammar, writing, vocabulary, poetry, and literature.  Parents can use the entire program or a portion of it.  Read more about it here.

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Overall rating: 
 
2.8
Coverage of Subject:
 
4.0
Ease of Use:
 
3.0
Affordability:
 
1.0
Did it fit your child?:
 
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Reviewed by hcr
December 02, 2011
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It didn't work for us, but it is a great program. My son needed more explicit instruction for writing and grammar. He had a love of language and literature, but grew to hate this program. He was so happy to move to a workbook-based program with diagramming instead. The vocabulary for the Grammar Island level was pretty easy while the grammar was too difficult. Grammar Island and Sentence Island presented concepts in a story format. My son had difficulty when it came time to apply those concepts in Practice Island. The concepts in a story format didn't click with him. The poetry book was excellent. It taught concepts that are normally not taught at that level. There were a few errors in phonology I noticed when reading the book with my son, but they have updated the book since then. I do recommend the program, but it won't suit every learning style out there. I will continue to use other vocabulary books and poetry books by Michael Clay Thompson.

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Grade Levels Used I used the Grammar Island level for my advanced 3rd grader.
How long did you use this? Half of a school year.
Pros Teaches though a narrative and questions. Promotes a love of language.
Cons Expensive. Writing assignments were open ended and without instruction on how to write. No diagramming.
Do you recommend it? Yes
 
 
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