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AR 6161.1
Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

BP 6161.1
Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

Core Literature Annual Notice


Directions for Alternative Core Literature Selection Request Form
Parents and /legal guardians and students have the choice to request an alternative assignment when the content of core literature materials are in conflict with personal sensibilities and/ or values. Please complete the requested information on the Alternative Core Literature Selection Request Form. In the Title and Author of the Book section please list the novel that you find objectionable. Once the form is completed please return to your child’s English teacher.

Alternative Core Literature Selection Request Form

High School Core Literature Approval Form

Required

Required: defined as titles taught by all teachers at the grade and/or course level.

Extended - One of the following

Extended: defined as options for teachers to select and incorporate into classroom instruction.

Listed on CDE's recommended literature listTitle
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Author
YesAbsolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSherman Alexie
YesBean TreesBarbara Kingsolver
YesEffect of Gamma Rays on...Paul Zindel
YesHouse on Mango StreetSandra Cisneros
YesHunger GamesSuzanne Collins
YesI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angelou
YesMythologyEdith Hamilton
YesOur TownThornton Wilder
NoPenelopiadMargaret Atwood
YesPrincess BrideWilliam Goldman
YesOdysseyHomer
YesTale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens

Required

Required: defined as titles taught by all teachers at the grade and/or course level.

Extended - One of the following

Extended: defined as options for teachers to select and incorporate into classroom instruction.

Listed on CDE's recommended literature listTitle
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Author
YesBless Me UltimaRudolfo Anaya
YesBless the Beasts and the ChildrenGlendon Swarthout
YesCyrano de BergeracEdmund Rostand
YesEnder's GameOrson Scott Card
YesGlass CastleJeanette Walls
YesLife of PiYann Martel
NoOld Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway
NoSeparate PeaceJohn Knowles
NoSkinwalkersTony Hillerman
YesThings Fall ApartChinua Achebe
YesThousand Pieces of GoldRuthanne Lum McCunn
YesTwelve Angry MenReginald Rose

Required

Required: defined as titles taught by all teachers at the grade and/or course level.

Extended - Two of the following

Extended: defined as options for teachers to select and incorporate into classroom instruction.

Listed on CDE's recommended literature listTitle
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Author
YesAdventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain
Yes AwakeningKate Chopin
YesBluest EyeToni Morrison
YesCatcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
YesDeath of a SalesmanArthur Miller
YesGlass MenagerieTennessee Williams
YesGrapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck
NoInherit the WindLawrence and Lee
YesInto the WildJon Krakauer
NoNight Thoreau Spent in JailLawrence and Lee
NoRaisin in the SunLorraine Hansberry
YesRoadCormac McCarthy
YesScarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne
YesSnow Falling on CedarsDavid Guterson
YesA Streetcar Named DesireTennessee Williams
YesThings They CarriedTim O'Brien
NoWild TruthCarine McCandless

Required

Required: defined as titles taught by all teachers at the grade and/or course level.

Extended - One of the following 19th Century works

Extended: defined as options for teachers to select and incorporate into classroom instruction.

Extended - One of the following world literature works

Extended: defined as options for teachers to select and incorporate into classroom instruction.

Listed on CDE's recommended literature listTitle
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Author
YesChildhood's EndArthur Charles Clark
NoEaters of the DeadMichael Crichton
NoForever KingMolly Cochran
NoImportance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
YesKite RunnerKhaled Hosseini
YesPersepolisMarjane Satrapi
NoPygmalionGeorge Bernard Shaw
NoRosencratz and Guildenstern are DeadTom Stoppard
YesStrangerAlbert Camus
YesWaiting for GodotSamuel Beckett
NoWildCheryl Strayed
NoYellow BirdsKevin Powers