Lightning Literature and Composition

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.

NEW! Elementary School

Read a wonderful picture book with your child each week from award-winning children's authors like Dr. Seuss, Crockett Johnson, Ezra Jack Keats, Margaret Wise Brown, Beatrix Potter, Arnold Lobel, Robert McCloskey, Kevin Henkes, Tomie DePaola, Bill Peet and many more. The Teacher Guide provides questions and discussion tips for each book, grammar instruction and answers, help to guide your student through a writing composition every week (personal essays, research papers, short stories, etc.), and suggestions for further activities. The student workbook is consumable and covers first-grade grammar (including an introduction to diagramming sentences).

We will introduce a new grade each year through Grade Six.

The following courses are available as either packs (which include all the required books) or the guides can be puchased alone. Samples are included on individual product pages.

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