The student edition offers a broad array of works representing many genres, authors, and time periods. Selections model great writing for students and prompt them to think on issues and topics relevant to their lives. Lessons use the Reading Process Approach to scaffold student comprehension and apply close reading to each selection. Engaging artwork captivates readers while Big Questions encourage them to connect personally with each selection. Students will need copies of The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis to complete the novel study.