Local Reading List Development
The following document provides examples of the variety of genres, titles, and authors that are included on our local reading list. Included are classics, historical novels, contemporary and other twentieth-century fiction, nonfiction, drama, and collections of poetry. The lists for Grades 6-8 and 9-12 do not include many of the most frequently taught selections since they are usually available in anthologies. These selections include Shakespearean plays; passages from the Bible taught as literature; and poems by such poets as Frost, Dickinson, and Sandburg. These titles are primarily for independent reading or supplemental classroom instruction and are not intended to replace traditional selections studied by an entire class.