This study examined the ways in which literature can be taught systematically and effectively in a foreign language classroom. In spite of a number of attractions of using literature as course materials in foreign language classrooms, such as offering interesting topics, exposing learners to authentic language, literature has not been actively utilized in many classrooms. Therefore, in this article, based on the review of literature on teaching foreign languages through literature, the researchers aimed to offer the guidelines on how to teach literature effectively in foreign language classrooms, to introduce some teaching models such as the staged reading model (ie. the pre-, the while-, and the post-reading) and the story structure-based literature teaching. We also presented the lesson plan based on these two reading models. Lastly, the article ends with pedagogic suggestions.