CUSD Arizona Standards Reading List and Resources

  •  CUSD Reading Lists for Grades 7-12 will be revised in 2018-2019.
    Work will continue into 2019-2020.

     
    Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Required
     
    2.  Tomás and the Library Lady (Read Aloud)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list 
     
    1st Grade
    1st Grade Required
    1.  From Seed to Pumpkin (lit.)
    2.  Amazing Whales! (info.)
    3.  Owl at Home (lit.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
     
    2nd Grade
    2nd Grade Required
    1.  Poppleton in Winter (lit.)
    2.  Where Do Polar Bears Live? (info.)
    3.  Exploring Space Travel (info.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
    3rd Grade
    3rd Grade Required
    1.  Amos and Boris (lit.)
    2.  Boy, We Were Wrong About Dinosaurs! (info.)
    3. Jake Drake, Know-It-All (lit.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
     
    4th Grade
    4th Grade Required
    1.  Discovering Mars (info.)
    2.  Horses (info.)
    3. Phineas L. MacGuire (lit.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
     
    5th Grade
    5th Grade Required
    1.  Hound Dog True (lit.)
    2.  About Time (info.)
    3. Frindle (lit.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
     
    6th Grade
    6th Grade Required
    1.  Freedom Walkers (info.)
    2.  A Wrinkle in Time (lit.)
    3. Brian’s Winter (lit.)
    Reserved Extended Text TBA
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    All texts are listed on the Arizona Standards Exemplar list
     
    7th Grade
    English 7 Required
    1.  Sorry, Wrong Number (Lit)+
    2.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Lit)+
    3.  Castle (Info) (8)

    *Plus choose two texts from the reserved list.
     
    Reserved Extended Text  
     - The Outsiders
     - The True Confessions of  Charlotte Doyle
     - Castle
     - Sorry, Wrong Number+
     - A Night to Remember+(9)
     - Lupita Manana
     - Absolutely Normal Chaos
     - Walk Two Moons
     - Why We Can’t Wait
     - Across Five Aprils
     - Johnny Tremain
     - Call of the Wild
     - The Year of Impossible Goodbyes
     - Good Night, Mr. Tom
     - Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry+
     - Summer of My German Soldier
     - Midsummer’s Night Dream (Lit)
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
    Honors 7 Required
    1.  Castle (Info) (8)
     
    *Plus choose three texts from the reserved list.
     
    Key:
    indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar
     
    8th Grade
    English 8 Required
    1.  House on Mango Street (Lit)+
    2.  Diary of Anne Frank: A Play (Lit)+
    3.  Taming of the Shrew (Lit.)
    4.  Preamble and First Amendment to the United States Constitution+

    *Plus choose one text from the reserved list. 
    Reserved Extended Text  
     - Nothing but the Truth
     - The Devil’s Arithmetic
     - House on Mango Street+
     - Preamble and First Amendment to the United States Constitution+
     - Things Not Seen
     - Red Scarf Girl
     - The Diary of Anne Frank
     - The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play +
     - Animal Farm
     - Lord of the Flies
     - Sophie’s World
     - Fahrenheit 451+
     - Growing Up Chicana+
     - Hitchhiker+
     - The Pearl
     - Taming of the Shrew
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
    Honors 8 Required
    1.  The Diary of Anne Frank (the book) (Lit)
    2.  Fahrenheit 451 (Lit)+
    3.  Preamble and First Amendment to the United States Constitution+
     
    *Plus choose two texts from the reserved list.  
    Key:
    + indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar
     
    9th Grade
    English 9 Required
    1.  Romeo and Juliet (Lit)
    2.  To Kill a Mockingbird (Lit)+
    3.  “I Have a Dream” (Info)+
    4.  The Odyssey (Lit)+
    5.  Night (Lit)
    Reserved Extended Text
     - Romeo and Juliet
     - To Kill a Mockingbird+
     - The Odyssey+
     - Night
     - Anthem
     - All Quiet on the Western Front
     - 1984
     - Life of Pi
     - Pride and Prejudice+
     - “I Have a Dream”+
     - The Joy Luck Club+
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
    Honors 9 Required
    1.  Romeo and Juliet (Lit)
    2.  To Kill a Mockingbird (Lit)+
    3.  “I Have a Dream” (Info)+
    4.  The Odyssey (Lit)+

    *Plus choose two texts from the reserved list.
    Key:
    + indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar
     
    10th Grade
    English 10 Required
    1.  One Shakespearean play (Lit)
    2.  Of Mice and Men (Lit)
    3.  The Book Thief (Lit)+
    4.  “Hope, Despair, and Memory”  (Info)+

    *Plus choose one text from the reserved list.
    Reserved Extended Text
     - Of Mice and Men
     - Othello
     - Julius Caesar
     - Much Ado About Nothing
     - Grapes of Wrath *(11th)+
     - Edith Hamilton’s Mythology
     - Bless Me Ultima
     - Antigone
     - Frankenstein
     - Dr. Faustus
     - The Glass Menagerie+
     - A Tale of Two Cities
     - The Count of Monte Cristo
     - Death of a Salesman+
     - Oedipus Rex +(12)
     - Great Expectations (9)
     - A Separate Peace (11)
     - Enders Game (11)
    Companion Short Text for Required TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
    Honors 10 Required
    1.  One Shakespearean play (Lit)
    2.  Of Mice and Men (Lit)
    3.  The Book Thief (Lit)+
    4.  Oedipus Rex OR Antigone (Lit)+ (12H)
    5.  “Hope, Despair, and Memory”  (Info)+

    *Plus choose one text from the reserved list.
    Key:
    + indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar
     
    11th Grade
    English 11 Required
    1.  The Great Gatsby (Lit)+
    2.  The Crucible (Lit)
    3.  Into the Wild OR Fast Food Nation (Info)
    4.  “Society and Solitude” (Info)+

    *Plus choose one text from the reserved list.
    Reserved Extended Text
     - The Great Gatsby+
     - The Crucible
     - The Bean Trees
     - “Society and Solitude”+
     - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
     - The Scarlet Letter+
     - My Antonia
     - Raisin in the Sun+
     - Inherit the Wind
     - Uncle Tom’s Cabin
     - Cry The Beloved Country
     - Fast Food Nation
     - Into the Wild
     - Our Town +(10)
     - A Street Car Named Desire (12)
     - “A Modest Proposal” (12)
     - “Politics and the English Language”+
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
     
    Honors/AP 11 Required
    1.  The Great Gatsby (Lit)+
    2.  The Crucible (Lit)
    3.  Into the Wild OR Fast Food Nation (Info)
    4.  “Society and Solitude” (Info)+

    *Plus choose two texts from the reserved list.
    Key:
    + indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar
     
    12th Grade
    English 12 Required
    1.  Hamlet (Lit)+
    2.  Canterbury Tales (Lit)+
    3.  Beowulf (Lit)
    4.  The Stranger (Lit)
    5.  “The Fallacy of Success”+

    Reserved Extended Text
     - Hamlet+
     - Twelfth Night
     - King Lear
     - The Stranger
     - Canterbury Tales+
     - “The Fallacy  of Success”+
     - Beowulf
     - Brave New World
     - The Hobbit
     - Animal Dreams
     - The Importance of Being Ernest+
     - Siddhartha
     - Little Prince
     - Room with a View
     - Dante’s Inferno
     - Tartuffe+
     - The Poisonwood Bible
     - Their Eyes were Watching God+(11)
    Companion Short Text for Required
    TBA
    Poetry, short stories, nonfiction, informational texts (essays, current events, speeches, etc.), media, etc
    Teacher’s note:
    These texts should come from the adopted textbooks and resources for CUSD.
     
    Honors/AP 12 Required
     
    1.  Hamlet (Lit)+
    2.  Canterbury Tales (Lit)+
    3.  “The Fallacy of Success”+

    *Plus choose three texts from the reserved list.
    Key:
    + indicates the text is a Arizona Standards Exemplar