Literature Overview

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


  • To develop vocabulary acquisition through context and domain-specific instruction
  • To develop cultural and historical literacy that will illuminate the study of literature and informational texts
  • To model a variety of reading strategies and literary skills to help students to comprehend, compare, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and create literary texts
  • To offer a broad range of reading opportunities using novel studies and engaging selections from classic and contemporary literature
  • To guide students to interpret and evaluate images and relate them to literary texts through visual analysis
  • To engage real-world questions from a biblical worldview, leading students to exercise discernment and to formulate biblical responses to the issues raised by their reading
  • To provide opportunities for individual and collaborative communication, drawing on textual models and technology skills
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