Let’s Go! Lit (7-8) Middle school students are hungry for deeper examination of literature selections to compare and contrast the elements that build story complexity. Discussions in class encourage students to summarize, debate, predict logically and think critically while also examine Biblical truths either glaringly absent or found in characters or story lines. This course will explore setting, mood, tone, nuances and how these elements work together to deliver author’s theme. Deeper understanding of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and alliteration among other literary devices further the student’s reading comprehension. Students will gain experience verbalizing perceived strengths and weaknesses in literature, thereby building confidence in reading, thinking, speaking, and listening skills. This year we will delve into Florida History while also exploring various genres to uncover the rich culture of our state’s past. 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.