Literature Overview

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To develop discerning, lifelong readers and creative communicators through the analysis and evaluation of historical and contemporary literature in a variety of genres.


  • Develop vocabulary acquisition through context and domain-specific instruction
  • Help students interact with literary texts by modeling reading strategies and literary skills
  • Offer a broad range of reading opportunities using novel studies and engaging selections from classic and contemporary literature
  • Guide students in using visual analysis to interpret and evaluate images and relate them to literary texts
  • Develop cultural and historical literacy that will illuminate the study of literature and informational texts
  • Lead students to exercise discernment and formulate biblical responses to issues raised in reading by asking real-world questions from a biblical worldview
  • Provide opportunities for individual and collaborative communication by drawing on textual models and technology skills
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