With the goal of instilling a love of literature, Lightning Literature combines literature, grammar, mechanics, and composition. Grades 1-5 have a student workbook and teachers guide. The colorful student workbook for each level includes a variety of exercises. The junior high levels include a student guide with information about each author and story, vocabulary words, comprehension questions, literary lessons, and writing exercises. The student workbook has pages with crossword puzzles, word finds, matching, and writing space. The teacher’s guide has a section on how to use the program, a planning schedule, answer keys, and teacher helps. The high school level includes a student guide with instruction, comprehension questions, and writing instructions and activities. The teacher’s guide introduces the program, has grading and scheduling tips, and answers to comprehension questions, as well as writing exercises and discussion questions. American Literature, Speech, British Literature, William Shakespeare, and World Literature are all topics at the high school level. All levels have required books that must be purchased separately or borrowed from the library.