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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.

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 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 Sings*Maya 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.

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesAntigoneSophocles  
YesJulius Caesar OR MacbethWilliam Shakespeare  
YesLord of the FliesWilliam Golding  

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 Ultima*Rudolfo Anaya  
YesBless the Beasts and the Children*Glendon 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.

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesCrucibleArthur Miller  
YesGreat GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald  

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 Twain  
Yes AwakeningKate Chopin  
YesBluest Eye*Toni Morrison  
YesCatcher in the Rye*J.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  
YesThe RoadCormac McCarthy  
YesScarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne  
YesSnow Falling on Cedars*David 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.

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
YesHamletWilliam Shakespeare  
Yes1984 OR Brave New WorldOrwell/Huxley  

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 Stevenson  
YesDraculaBram Stoker  
YesFrankensteinMary Shelley  
YesJane EyreCharlotte Bronte  
YesPride and PrejudiceJane Austen  
YesWuthering HeightsEmily Bronte  

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 Clark  
NoEaters of the DeadMichael Crichton  
NoForever KingMolly Cochran  
NoImportance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde  
YesThe Kite Runner*Khaled Hosseini  
YesPersepolisMarjane Satrapi  
NoPygmalionGeorge Bernard Shaw  
NoRosencratz and Guildenstern are DeadTom Stoppard  
YesStrangerAlbert Camus  
YesWaiting for GodotSamuel Beckett  
NoWildCheryl Strayed  
NoYellow BirdsKevin Powers  

AP and IB Literature

Listed on CDETitleAuthorCDE LinkGoogle Search Engine
Yes1984 George Orwell  
NoA Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry  
YesAdventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain  
Yes AwakeningKate Chopin  
YesCandideFrancois Voltaire  
YesCatch-22Joseph Heller  
YesCatcher in the Rye*J.D. Salinger  
YesCrime and PunishmentFyodor Dostoyevsky  
YesCrucibleArthur Miller  
YesDeath of a SalesmanArthur Miller  
NoFugitive PiecesAnne Michaels  
YesGrapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck  
YesHamletWilliam Shakespeare  
YesHeart of DarknessJoseph Conrad  
YesInto the WildJon Krakauer  
YesJane EyreCharlotte Bronte  
YesJump and Other Short StoriesNadine Gordimer  
YesThe Kite Runner*Khaled Hosseini  
NoNight Thoreau Spent In JailJerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  
NoPedro ParamoJuan Rulfo  
YesPersepolisMarjane Satrapi  
YesPoetry SelectionsEavan Boland  
YesPride and PrejudiceJane Austen  
YesThe RoadCormac McCarthy  
YesScarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne  
YesStrangerAlbert Camus  
YesGreat GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald  
YesThings They CarriedTim O'Brien  
YesHandmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood