Teaching Middle School Literature

Lori Jill Keeler June 27, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


This seminar will present criteria for 1) choosing literature that is appropriate developmentally, correlates with the curricula as well as the logic phase, and encourages a love of reading in students; 2) building on the grammar of literature and comprehension strategies; 3) using methodology that will train student to think about and discuss literature logically and discerningly; 4) integrating a biblical and gospel-centered worldview through the texts studied.


Grammar Literature Middle School Teaching


Lori Jill Keeler
Lori Jill Keeler is the Lower School Principal at the Westminster School in Birmingham, AL, a role she has enjoyed for the past twelve years.  She earned a B.A. in Secondary Education and English Literature, and a M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College. She served as the educational expert on the founding Board of Directors for Evangel Classical Christian School in Helena, Alabama, has written curriculum for Bible and literature, and has been a guest speaker on creating a culture of grace at several classical schools in the Southeast. Lori Jill and her husband Scott have two sons.

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