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 Highwayman 11,12 Book Alfred Noyes
Against Death and Time 12,11 Book Brock Yates
Feed 12,11 Book 770 Anderson
Digital Fortress 11,12 Book Dan Brown
October Sky 12,11 Book 900 Homer Hickam
Geeks: How Two Lost Boys rode the Internet Out of Idaho 12,11 Book 1070 Jon katz
Storm: The Infinity Code 11,12 Book E.L. Young
The Gold-Plated Porsche 12,11 Book Stephan Wilkinson
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 12,11 Book 1030 Jules Verne
The Life of Pi 12,11 Book 830 Yann Martel
Deception Point 11,12 Book Brown
Shark Life 12,11 Book 1020 Darrell Huff
A Machinist's Semi-Automated Life 11,12 Book Roger Tulin
Moment of Truth 11,12 Book Lisa Scottoline
Lucky: A Memoir 12,11 Book 750 Alice Sebold
Cape may Court House: A Death in the Night 11,12 Book Lawrence Schiller
The Lovely Bones 12,11 Book 890 Alice Sebold
Empty Promises 11,12 Book Ann Rule
A Rage to Kill and Other True Cases 11,12 Book Ann Rule
Under and Alone 11,12 Book William Queen
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