From Lightning Literature’s website:
Hewitt’s Lightning Literature and Composition guides use full-length novels, autobiographies, plays, essays, short stories, and poems to teach deep reading and composition skills. Unlike some literature programs that take a scatter-shot approach (where none of the literature seems connected) or that try to dump too much into one book, Lightning Literature guides focus on a few classics in depth, in a systematic manner.
The 7th-grade course is a year-long course of 8 chapters (2 on novels, 2 on nonfiction books, 2 on short stories, and 2 on poetry). The 8th-grade course is a year-long course of 12 chapters (4 on novels, 2 on nonfiction books, 3 on short stories, and 3 on poetry). The Student Guide includes biographies of the authors, vocabulary, comprehension questions, lessons on the readings, additional lessons on composition (focusing on research reports in 8th grade), writing exercises, and workbook pages. The Teacher Guide includes a teaching schedule, answers to comprehension questions, answers to the workbook pages, extra teaching help for the lessons, help in choosing appropriate writing exercises, and discussion questions.
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