Grammar Vocabulary English 3a

Magic Lens/Word Within the Word 3a

Michael Clay Thompson’s Magic Lens 3A and Word Within the Word 3 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 A and the second half during semester B.

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Michael Clay Thompson’s Magic Lens 3A and Word Within the Word 3 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 A and the second half during semester B. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Students will:

  • review parts of speech, sentence structure, phrases and clauses through videos and stories
  • practice with exciting games and activities
  • review Michael Clay Thompson’s 4-level sentence labeling system
  • compare MCT’s 4-level sentence labeling system to traditional diagramming
  • seek out grammar examples from literature and pop culture
  • create multimedia presentations on grammar topics
  • study word roots and vocabulary in the context of great literature
  • write stories and create presentations with new vocabulary words
  • apply grammar knowledge to sample SAT and ACT questions

Required books:

Topics Covered

◦review parts of speech, sentence structure, phrases and clauses through videos and stories
◦compare MCT’s 4-level sentence labeling system to traditional diagramming
◦seek out grammar examples in literature and pop culture
◦apply grammar knowledge to sample SAT and ACT questions

Challenge Level

Advanced high school grammar and vocabulary study

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 2-3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

Magic Lens 3
Word Within the Word 3

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

Magic Lens/Word Within the Word 1
(We skip Magic Lens/WWW 2 at G3)

Available Sessions

Fall 2019 Tuesday 12pm Pacific, Fall 2018 Friday 11am Pacific, Fall 2017 Tuesday 2pm Pacific