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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

Alternative Core Literature Selection Process and 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.

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesOf Mice and MenJohn SteinbeckLinkLink
YesRomeo and JulietWilliam ShakespeareLinkLink
YesTo Kill a MockingbirdHarper LeeLinkLink

Extended - One of the following

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesAbsolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSherman AlexieLinkLink
YesBean TreesBarbara KingsolverLinkLink
YesEffect of Gamma Rays on...Paul ZindelLinkLink
YesHouse on Mango StreetSandra CisnerosLinkLink
YesHunger GamesSuzanne CollinsLinkLink
YesI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya AngelouLinkLink
YesMythologyEdith HamiltonLinkLink
YesOur TownThornton WilderLinkLink
NoPenelopiadMargaret Atwood Link
YesPrincess BrideWilliam GoldmanLinkLink
YesOdysseyHomerLinkLink
YesTale of Two CitiesCharles DickensLinkLink

Alternative

Required

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesAntigoneSophoclesLinkLink
YesJulius CaesarWilliam ShakespeareLinkLink
YesLord of the FliesWilliam GoldingLinkLink
YesMacbethWilliam ShakespeareLinkLink

Extended - One of the following

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesBless Me UltimaRudolfo AnayaLinkLink
YesBless the Beasts and the ChildrenGlendon SwarthoutLinkLink
YesCyrano de BergeracEdmund RostandLinkLink
YesEnder's GameOrson Scott CardLinkLink
YesGlass CastleJeanette WallsLinkLink
YesLife of PiYann MartelLinkLink
NoOld Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway Link
NoSeparate PeaceJohn Knowles Link
NoSkinwalkersTony Hillerman Link
YesThings Fall ApartChinua AchebeLinkLink
YesThousand Pieces of GoldRuthanne Lum McCunnLinkLink
YesTwelve Angry MenReginald RoseLinkLink

Alternative

Required

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesCrucibleArthur MillerLinkLink
YesGreat GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldLinkLink

Extended - Two of the following

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesAdventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainLinkLink
YesAwakeningKate Chopin LinkLink
YesBluest EyeToni MorrisonLinkLink
YesCatcher in the RyeJ.D. SalingerLinkLink
YesDeath of a SalesmanArthur MillerLinkLink
YesGlass MenagerieTennessee WilliamsLinkLink
YesGrapes of WrathJohn SteinbeckLinkLink
NoInherit the WindLawrence and Lee Link
YesInto the WildJon KrakauerLinkLink
NoNight Thoreau Spent in JailLawrence and Lee Link
NoRaisin in the SunLorraine Hansberry Link
YesThe RoadCormac McCarthyLinkLink
YesScarlet LetterNathaniel HawthorneLinkLink
YesSnow Falling on CedarsDavid GutersonLinkLink
YesA Streetcar Named DesireTennessee WilliamsLinkLink
YesThings They CarriedTim O'BrienLinkLink
NoWild TruthCarine McCandless Link

Alternative

Required

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesHamletWilliam ShakespeareLinkLink
Yes1984George OrwellLinkLink
YesBrave New WorldAldous HuxleyLinkLink

Extended - One of the following 19th Century works

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis StevensonLinkLink
YesDraculaBram StokerLinkLink
YesFrankensteinMary ShelleyLinkLink
YesJane EyreCharlotte BronteLinkLink
YesPride and PrejudiceJane AustenLinkLink
YesWuthering HeightsEmily BronteLinkLink

Extended - One of the following world literature works

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

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesChildhood's EndArthur Charles ClarkLinkLink
NoEaters of the DeadMichael Crichton Link
NoForever KingMolly Cochran Link
NoImportance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde Link
YesThe Kite RunnerKhaled HosseiniLinkLink
YesPersepolisMarjane SatrapiLinkLink
NoPygmalionGeorge Bernard Shaw Link
NoRosencratz and Guildenstern are DeadTom Stoppard Link
YesStrangerAlbert CamusLinkLink
YesWaiting for GodotSamuel BeckettLinkLink
NoWildCheryl Strayed Link
NoYellow BirdsKevin Powers Link

Alternative

AP and IB Literature

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
Yes1984George OrwellLink Link
NoA Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry Link
YesAdventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainLinkLink
YesAwakeningKate Chopin LinkLink
YesCandideFrancois VoltaireLinkLink
YesCatch-22Joseph HellerLinkLink
YesCatcher in the RyeJ.D. SalingerLinkLink
YesCrime and PunishmentFyodor DostoyevskyLinkLink
YesCrucibleArthur MillerLinkLink
YesDeath of a SalesmanArthur MillerLinkLink
NoFugitive PiecesAnne Michaels Link
YesGrapes of WrathJohn SteinbeckLinkLink
YesHamletWilliam ShakespeareLinkLink
YesHeart of DarknessJoseph ConradLinkLink
YesInto the WildJon KrakauerLinkLink
YesJane EyreCharlotte BronteLinkLink
YesJump and Other Short StoriesNadine GordimerLinkLink
YesThe Kite RunnerKhaled HosseiniLinkLink
NoNight Thoreau Spent In JailJerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Link
NoPedro ParamoJuan Rulfo Link
YesPersepolisMarjane SatrapiLinkLink
YesPoetry SelectionsEavan Boland Link
YesPride and PrejudiceJane AustenLinkLink
YesThe RoadCormac McCarthyLinkLink
YesScarlet LetterNathaniel HawthorneLinkLink
YesStrangerAlbert CamusLinkLink
YesGreat GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldLinkLink
YesThings They CarriedTim O'BrienLinkLink
YesHandmaid's TaleMargaret AtwoodLinkLink