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
One True Thing 9,10,11,12 Book 1050 Anna Quindlen
Blessings 9,10,11,12 Book Anna Quindlen
Something for Joey 9,10,11,12 Book 860 Richard Peck
Mircacle Cure 9,10,11,12 Book Michael Palmer
Born Blue 9,10,11,12 Book 920 Han Nolan
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head 9,10,11,12 Book pamela Nagami
Bottled Up 9,10,11,12 Book 600 Jaye Murray
My Secret Boyfriend 9,10,11,12 Book Lurlene McDaniel
Angels in Pinkl: Holly's Story Book 660 Lurlene McDaniel
Angels in Pink: Raina's Story Book 690
Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story 9,10,11,12 Book 660 Lurlene McDaniel
Telling Christina Goodbye 9,10,11,12 Book 580 Lurlene McDaniel
saving Jessica 9,10,11,12 Book 670 Lurlene McDaniel
Now I lay Me Down to Sleep 11,10,9,12 Book 730 Lurlene McDaniel
Last Dance 12,11 Book 520 Lurlene McDaniel
Saving Jessica 11,12 Book Lurlene McDaniel
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 11,12 Book Lurlene McDaniel
Garden of Angels 12,11 Book 740 Lurlene McDaniel
Don't Die, My Love 11,12 Book Lurlene McDaniel
My Brother's Keeper 12,11 Book 1010 patricia McCormick
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