College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 9–10

Stories │ Drama │ Poetry │ Informational Texts: English Language Arts │ Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects


(L) – Lesson │ (W) – Website │ (B) – Blog │ (P) – Prezi │
(F) – Feature, Magazine Feature │ (I) – Interactive, Launchpad │ (V) – Video


Homer. The Odyssey

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart

Ovid. Metamorphoses

Henry, O. “The Gift of the Magi.” 

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath

Lee, Harper. To Kill A Mockingbird

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels

Álvarez, Julia. In the Time of the Butterflies


Sophocles. Oedipus Rex

Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Macbeth

Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie


Shakespeare, William. Sonnet 73

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. “Ozymandias”

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Raven

Dickinson, Emily. “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark

Houseman, A.E. “Loveliest of Trees”

Auden, Wystan Hugh. “Musee des Beaux Arts”

Informational Texts: English Language Arts

Henry, Patrick. “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention.”

Washington, George. “Farewell Address.”

Lincoln, Abraham. “Gettysburg Address.”

Lincoln, Abraham. “Second Inaugural Address.”

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. “State of the Union Address.”

King, Jr., Martin Luther. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

King, Jr., Martin Luther. “I Have a Dream: Address Delivered at the March on Washington, D.C. for Civil Rights on August 28, 1963.”

Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects

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