The human abilities to think, speak, listen, read, and write are good gifts that have been given to us by God. Therefore, at the lower elementary level we teach the language arts in a nurturing environment with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices in order to develop the essential components of reading. The essential components allow students to decode, manipulate and comprehend written language with accuracy and fluency. Students learn the basic elements of a story such as sequential order of events, character traits, setting, problem/solution, and author’s purpose as a frame work for understanding God’s Word. Christians are responsible to read the word of God, which gives particular value to learning to read well (2 Tim. 3:16-17). In order to achieve what we believe about language arts in the upper elementary level, we provide students at the lower elementary level the opportunity to enjoy a broad spectrum of literature to encourage and inspire a love for literacy.