Level 5 Complete


The fifth level of the MCT language arts curriculum is extraordinarily challenging. The writing requirement is advanced; mrT expects the students to be able to write academic essays, complete with citations and works cited. The grammar book, The Magic Lens I, explores the intricacies of how the English language is constructed through grammar. There are 500 stems in The Word Within the Word I that will enable students to understand words that they have never before encountered, as well as an engaging discussion of Greece in the classical age from 490 to 323 B.C. Much of the grammar, vocabulary, and writing at this level is the foundation of many students’ perfect scores on the SAT. The poetics strand is at once an important and a fun part of the curriculum. As with all levels, the students in mrT’s online classes will not only get the opportunity for live classes but also will see a good deal more in the way of images and explication than those simply using the texts.

During the second semester, mrT will be teaching the Time 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 Time Trilogy description for details on this optional part of the course.



Michael Clay Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: Thursdays at 2:00 ET
Students unable to attend the live class will be able to access a recording of the class.

Assignments: Varies per class

Duration: Full year

Student Expectations:
Students must be able to do assigments on time.

Student Support:
mrT is available via email.

mrT may reply to students' answers with comments or questions, and he will want them to answer those emails.

Students will need the Level 5 texts: The Magic Lens I, The Word Within the Word I, Advanced Academic Writing I, Poetry and Humanity, and 4Practice I. For the literary option, students will need the novels of the Time Trilogy: The Time Machine, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and A Christmas Carol. Resources. Students will need to have an email account and have access to a computer with audio and video capabilities.

Students should have completed Level 4 of the MCT language arts curriculum.

For Ages: