Lightning Literature

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  • Reviewed on Saturday, July 24, 2010
  • Grades Used: 8th
  • Dates used: 2009-2010
We used LL8 this last year for DS14.

What we liked: excellent literature choices. DS14 even liked and **understood!!!** the poetry selections, which is a major break through. The explanations of the different writing techniques were good. It made DS read books that he would not have picked up on his own and he discovered that he enjoyed them!

What we didn't like: a little too much busy work in the worksheets. We started dropping some of the word finds/puzzle pages because they were just taking too much time. DS wanted the extra time to put into the writing portions - so I really didn't complain.

Would I recommend it? Yes, though probably not appropriate for a struggling reader or writer. The literature selections and instruction really are 8th/9th grade level.