Grammar Vocabulary English 1b

Magic Lens/Word Within the Word 1a

$249.00

Michael Clay Thompson’s Magic Lens and Word Within the Word 1A from Royal Fireworks Press, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. Magic Lens and Word Within the Word are year-long courses. Students complete the first half of the course during semester 1A and the second half during semester 1B.

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Michael Clay Thompson’s Magic Lens and Word Within the Word 1A from Royal Fireworks Press, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. Magic Lens and Word Within the Word are year-long courses. Students complete the first half of the course during semester 1A and the second half during semester 1B. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Students will:

  • study parts of speech, sentence structure, phrases and clauses through videos and stories
  • practice with exciting games and activities
  • learn Michael Clay Thompson’s 4-level sentence labeling system
  • study word roots and vocabulary in the context of great literature
  • discover word roots and vocabulary items
  • write stories and create presentations with new vocabulary words
  • participate in live webinars

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Topics Covered

parts of speech review
sentence structure review
prepositional and appositive phrases
gerund, infinitive, and participial phrases
independent clauses
dependent clauses – adverb, adjective, and noun
sentence types and purposes
vocabulary
vocabulary

Challenge Level

This is a late middle school/early high school grammar and vocabulary class. Students who have already completed Grammar Town and/or Grammar Voyage will be well-prepared for success in these classes, but older students who are strong readers may find Magic Lens to be a good entry point into the Michael Clay Thompson English curriculum.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

◦ The Magic Lens, Volume 1 by Michael Clay Thompson
◦ The Word Within the Word, Volume 1 by Michael Clay Thompson (also available as an iBook!)

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

Grammar Town and/or Grammar Voyage strongly recommended. Previous grammar and vocabulary study required.

Available Sessions

Fall 2018 Tuesday 12pm Pacific, Fall 2018 Wednesday 9am Pacific, Fall 2017 Thursday 4pm Pacific, Fall 2017 Friday 10am Pacific