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 Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel 11,12 Book James Lee Burke
Missing Justice 11,12 Book Alafair burke
Family Honor 11,12 Book Robert Parker
Blue Blood 11,12 Book Edward Conloln
Darker Than Night 11,12 Book Tom Henderson
Flood 11,12 Book Andrew Vachss
Electric Sewer 11,12 Book Trebor Nehoc
Burango Street 11,12 Book Frank Bonham
What Cops Know 11,12 Book Connie Fletcher
Under and Alone 11,12 Book Willaim Queen
Beyond the Blonde 11,12 Book Kathleen Flynn-Hu
Kabul Beauty School 11,12 Book Deborah Rodriguez
Mirrored Life 11,12 Book Anita Bunkley
Crash 11,12 Book J.G. Ballard
Star Trek: Engines of Destiny 11,12 Book Gene DeWeese
Prey 12,11 Book 600 Michael Crichton
Tales from the Track 11,12 Book Shirley Muldowney
Sports Cars 12,11 Book 380 Sandra Donovan
Best Damn Garage 11,12 Book Henry Yunick
Revved 11,12 Book R.P. MacIntyre
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