Lightning Literature and CompositionHot
Hewitt's Lightning Lit 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 include too much into one book, Lightning Literature guides focus on a few classics in depth, in a systematic manner.
We have used the 8th grade level and both American Literature packs. The literature that was chosen is mostly enjoyable. I do feel like the most of the comprehension questions were unnecessary. At the high school level, it should not focus mainly on reading comprehension.