Have you ever just handed a book off to your student, said, “Read this!” and called it literature? I know I have! But literature is far too valuable to dismiss that easily. Literature has centuries of lessons printed within its pages. The classics of literature became “classics” because they speak to common human experience. Therefore, wielded correctly, they are effective tools to prepare our students to think critically, to analyze ideas, and to consider their own reactions to experiences, decisions, and temptations in life. Come learn how to steer literature discussions into valuable learning experiences that teach not just great literature, but life lessons!