A great storyfilled with memorable characters a reader comes to know, empathize with, and understandis a powerful springboard for promoting critical thinking in your students. Literature provides a model for thinking that can be examined, discussed, and compared to your students' own personal choices. Literature, and LIFT®, allows your students to see the world through others' eyes. LIFT® helps students grow as readers. As critical thinkers. And, most important of all, as people.