This course seeks to draw the student in towards literature so that an effective thinker and writer might be drawn out. The reading of novels, short stories, biographies, and plays from different areas of the world will dominate this course. All literature is interpreted from a Christian perspective and will be used as a springboard for both writing creatively and critically. Attention will be given to reading comprehension, critical thinking, cooperative group work, and grammar and vocabulary development – all skills essential to producing strong essay writers and effective oral communicators. Creative assessments will ensure that each student is able to communicate knowledge to the best of his or her ability. Students will make connections between literature and their own lives, exploring literature in a global context.