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
Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey 11,12 Book Sayantani DasGupta
The Terminal Man 12,11 Book 690 Michael Crichton
Code Orange 12,11 Book 850 Caroline Cooney
Emergency Room 12,11 Book 720 Caroline Cooney
A Doctor's Story 11,12 Book William Close
Nurses: the Human Touch 11,12 Book Michael Brown
Deenie 12,11 Book 690 Judy Blume
Tangerine 12,11 Book 680 Edward Bloor
Brian's Song 12,11 Book William Blinn
Life in the Fast Lane 11,12 Book Cherie Bennett
Massive 11,12 Book Julie Bell
Hanging on to Max 12,11 Book 420 Margaret Bechard
The Diving Bell and the butterfly 11,12 Book Jean Dominique Bauby
It is not about the Bike 11,12 Book Lance Armstrong
Go Ask Alice 12,11 Book 1010 Anonymous
Nurse 11,12 Book Peggy Anderson
Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line 11,12 Book Ben Hamper
A Midwive Story 12,11 Book Smith
Freaknomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 11,12 Book Steven D. Levitt and Others
Medical Reader's Theater 11,12 Book Todd Savitt
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