The Literature program for 6th, 7th, and 8th focuses on Core Knowledge as well, with the content materials coming primarily from the “Realms of Gold” and Core Knowledge Library books. Poetry is emphasized as well as short stories and essays. Each grade completes novel studies in class, as well as independent book report assignments. Novel studies will include “The Iliad and the Odyssey” (6th), “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (7th), and “The Good Earth” (8th).