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Literature & Thought

Grades 6–12

Develop Critical Readers & Writers

Students learn to

  • apply close reading skills.
  • compare and contrast texts.
  • engage in active discourse.
  • learn and apply specific critical thinking, analytical, and evaluation skills.
  • respond and share ideas through writing, speaking, and listening activities.

Active Discourse & Literacy

Students develop communication and literacy skills as they

  • collaborate to uncover meanings.
  • gain new perspectives.
  • respond through discussion, writing, and a range of media.

Discussion guides assist teachers in providing students with opportunities to share ideas and evidence with the whole class, a small group, or in peer conversations.