2024-2025 School Year

Literature Discussion 6 SPT

Tuesdays AND Thursdays

Course Description

The purpose of this class is to help the students expand their knowledge of literary terms, their depth of understanding of the author’s viewpoint, and to compare and contrast each book to a Biblical understanding of the world. Class time will be spent note taking, discussing and challenging the students’ thought processes, and integrated group activities. We will refer to different sections of the books and read them aloud for a better understanding. Students will need to possess a copy of each book, which the student will bring to class, but you may also listen to the audio version if needed. The class will be taught on an advanced thinking level. Even if your student has read a book listed, being in a book study will open up another world to them when discussing the content of the book.

To be successful in this class:

Students should expect to read at least seven to eight chapters a week in preparation for class. Students also will complete vocabulary, worksheets, assigned projects, and journaling for homework  to enhance comprehension and improve critical thinking skills. Homework is to be done every week with parental supervision; there will be no exceptions. Students who aren’t prepared for discussion each week will be at a disadvantage.

Homework: Students should expect homework assignments 2 to 3 days per week.

**Summer Homework: Student must have completed Shakespeare Stealer before the first day of class**

Grades: 6th Grade

Fees: $360 per year. All sixth-grade classes must be taken as a set. This is one of four classes in the set.

Sections Offered: Section A- 3rd Hour Section B- 4th Hour

Required Materials

Purchase an unabridged copy of each required book listed below. Books are in the order they will be read.

*After each book (except for poetry and drama, which are rated differently), you can find the Lexile score, which is an estimate of the reading level for each book. You can learn more about Lexile scoring, what it means, and how to use it here.

Section A- 3rd Hour Section B- 4th Hour

Meet Madison Arbuckle


  • BS in English from Bob Jones University
  • Masters of Education in Literacy from Clemson University


  • Middle School Language Arts
  • Secondary English
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Gifted and Talented
  • ESSL

Teaching Experience:

  • 8 years teaching middle school Language Arts for Greenville County Schools

Began teaching at UHC in 2023