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 Brethren 12,11 Book 810 John Grisham
The Testament 12,11 Book 770 John Grisham
The Summons 12,11 Book 900 John Grisham
The King of Torts 12,11 Book 850 John Grisham
The Last Juror 11,12 Book John Grisham
The Partner 12,11 Book 790 John Grisham
The Broker 11,12 Book John Grisham
The Poet 11,12 Book Michael Connelly
Angels Flight 11,12 Book Michael Connelly
A Darkeness More than night 11,12 Book Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer 11,12 Book Michael Connelly
Cat and Mouse 11,12 Book James Patterson
The Black Dahlia 11,12 Book James Ellroy
Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office 11,12 Book John Temple
Lord of the Flies 11,12 Book 770 William Golding
Dead Run 11,12 Book P.J. Tradcy
CSI Miami: Flordia Getaway 11,12 Book Max Allan Collins
CSI Miami Riptide 11,12 Book Donn Cortez
Monday Mourning: A Temperance Brennan Novel 11,12 Book Kathy Reichs
Acceleration 11,12 Book Graham McNamee
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