A variety of literature, both fiction and non-fiction texts, can be used to support literacy within a rigorous CTE program. These include many works, including novels, books, short stories, biographies, speeches – even poems and plays. Use the search form below to find literary works that relate to specific CTE Clusters, reading levels, and grades.

Teachers are encouraged to submit titles to be included in this collection. To add a literary resource, just click the link, "add a Resource" just above the line across the page. Here you can enter in as much information as you have. A staff member will review it, make any minor corrections needed, and post it. We appreciate your participation.
You can search lexile levels here: http://www.lexile.com/

All items included in the literacy database are suggested by educators in the field. Neither the CTE Technical Assistance Center, nor NYSED, endorses the resources included in the list. If you find that any of the resources contain erroneous content, inappropriate language, or concerning subject matter, please contact us directly at ctetac@spnet.us.

Title Grades Type Lexile Level Author First Name Author Last Name
The Omnivore's Dilemma 8 Book 930 Michael Pollan
Soul of the New Machine 12,11,10,9 Book Tracy Kidder
HowStuffWorks 8,9,10,11,12 Weblink
AutoWeek Website 12,11,10,9 Weblink
Body Shop Business 12,11,10,9 Weblink
The Master Key: An Electric Fairy Tale 11,12 Book
War of the Worlds 10,11,12 Book 1170 H.G. Wells
Such a Pretty Girl 9,10,11,12 Book 780 Laura Wiess
Ryan White: My Own Story 9,10,11,12 Book 860 Ryan White
Are You Alone on Purpose? 9,10,11,12 Book Nancy Werlin
Izzy, Willy-Nilly 12,11,10,9 Book 790 Cynthia Voigt
The Notebook 9,10,11,12 Book 850 Nicholas Sparks
Kim: Empty Inside 9,10,11,12 Book 790 Beatrice Sparks
Jay's Journal 9,10,11,12 Book Beatrice Sparks
It Happened to Nancy 9,10,11,12 Book Beatrice Sparks
Annie's Baby 9,10,11,12 Book 950 Beatrice Sparks
What My Mother Doesn't Know 9,10,11,12 Book Sonya Sones
As Long As Life 9,10,11,12 Book Mary Rowland
White Coat: Becoming a Doctor 9,10,11,12 Book Ellen Rothman
The Doctor Edward Rosenbaum 9,10,11,12 Book