Instructor: Candace Rydell Learning through Lit (5-6) Learning through Lit (5-6) Upper Elementary and beginning middle grades are learning content and how to interact and make connections with text at a deeper level. Critically thinking, sharing dialogue, and expounding on ideas about text and among participants enables a rich literary experience. In this course, we’ll learn how to recognize literary elements and techniques and how great authors utilize these to accomplish their purposes to create layers of complexity. Building confidence as readers and critical thinkers helps students analyze text and measure against Biblical truths, setting the stage for a joyful journey seeking God’s wisdom through the written word. This course is an active setting encouraging meaningful participation enabling deeper connections and growth. Preparation of home study assignments will provide skill building practice and will assist in gleaning the maximum Co-op experience while sharing together in class. Feedback will be offered as students participate and grow at their individual level in lieu of letter grades. Book lists are published on Trinity and Instructor websites.