ERIC Number: ED316869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Recommended Literature, Grades Nine through Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Intended as a guide for local-level policymakers, curriculum planners, teachers, and librarians, this book lists over 1200 titles of books as examples of good literature for high school students. It is intended to encourage educators to review their literature programs and the accompanying instructional materials and to encourage students to read and to view reading literature as a worthwhile activity. The book is divided into two sections: (1) core and extended materials (those selections which are to be taught in the classroom and works which may be assigned to supplement classwork); and (2) recreational and motivational literature (to guide students when selecting individual, leisure-time reading materials). Titles are listed within these sections by traditional categories that are generally well-known by high school teachers. Categories are: biographies; drama; folklore, mythology, and epics; nonfiction, essays, and speeches; novels; poetry; short stories; and books in languages other than English. Books are listed alphabetically by author, and a matrix is used to give helpful information that will assist selectors when searching for a title. Works in the core and extended section are coded by type of entry--core or extended; grade span and culture--literary contributions of specific ethnic or cultural groups (Black, Chinese, Filipino, Hispanic, Hmong, American Indian, Japanese, Korean, Khmer, Samoan, Vietnamese). An index of authors and titles is included at the end of the book and an appendix deals with storytelling. (MG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools, Language Arts, Literary Genres, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Reading Habits, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Recreational Reading, Secondary School Curriculum, Story Telling
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($4.50 each plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California