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
Cut 12,11 Book 660 Patricia McCormick
What's Worth Knowing 11,12 Book Wendy Lustbader
Just a Nurse 11,12 Book Janet Kraegel
Elizabeth Blackwell: A Doctor's Triumph 11,12 Book Nancy Kline
Flowers for Algernon 12,11 Book 910 Daniel Keyes
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 12,11 Book 1110 Ken Kesey
Dinbky Hocker Shoots Smack 11,12 Book M.E. Kerr
The Acorn People 12,11 Book 720 Ron Jones
Crank 12,11 Book 720 Ellen Hopkins
Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front 11,12 Book Echo Heron
Mercy 11,12 Book Echo Heron
Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse 11,12 Book Echo Heron
Condition Critical 11,12 Book Echo Heron
A Family of Doctors 11,12 Book David Hellerstein
Honk if You Hate Me 12,11 Book 820 Deborah Haverson
The Noah Confessions 12,11 Book 670 Barbara Hall
Looking for Alaska 12,11 Book 930 John Green
I am An Artichoke 12,11 Book 690 Lucy Frank
Darkness Before Dawn 12,11 Book 670 Sharon M. Darper
The Pact: Three Young Men 11,12 Book Sampson Davis
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