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  • Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:
    "Particular Topic", "Grade Relevant Text and Subject Area" and "Context".

  • CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    Particular Topic= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text/Area= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
    Context= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a
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    # Book Name Word Information Title and Author
    1 1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 vocabulary word list 1984 by George Orwell
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    1 A Christmas Carol Christmas Carol vocabulary word list - thanks Ann Lehman (PA) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in 1843
    2 A Day No Pigs Would Die A Day No Pigs Would Die vocabulary word list - thanks C. Candida (CA) A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
    3 A Man Without a Country A Man Without a Country vocabulary word list A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
    4 A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream vocabulary word list with definitions A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
    5 A Passage to India A Passage to India vocabulary word list - thanks to CC (NJ) A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    6 A Prayer for Owen Meany A Prayer for Owen Meany vocabulary word list A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    7 A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun vocabulary word list with page numbers and definitions - thanks to J. Brossard (WI) and BB (IL) A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    8 A Separate Peace A Separate Peace vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-Blanks activity A Separate Peace by John Knowles
    9 A Solitary Blue A Solitary Blue vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
    10 A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    11 A Summons to Memphis A Summons to Memphis vocabulary word list A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
    12 A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities vocabulary word list, definitions and more! - thanks N. Bodziak (NY) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    13 A Town Called Alice A Town Called Alice vocabulary word list A Town Called Alice by Nevil Shute
    14 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn vocabulary word list A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    15 Absolutely Normal Chaos Absolutely Normal Chaos vocabulary word list Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
    16 All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front vocabulary word list All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    17 Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes vocabulary word list Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
    18 Animal Farm Animal Farm vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks activity Animal Farm by George Orwell
    19 Anna Karenina Anna Karenina vocabulary word list with definitions - thanks AL, BC + SM. Anna Kerenina by Leo Tolstoy
    20 Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl vocabulary word list Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    21 Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra vocabulary word list Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
    22 As You Like It As You Like It vocabulary word list with definitions As You Like It by William Shakespeare
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    1 Beowulf Beowulf vocabulary word list Beowulf, a verse translation by Michael Alexander
    2 Black Boy Black Boy vocabulary word list - thanks C. Hopkins (VA) Black Boy by Richard Wright
    3 Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima vocabulary list with definitions Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
    4 Brave New World Brave New World vocabulary word list - thanks to Maria Touet, Everett, MA Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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    1 Call of the Wild A Call of the Wild vocabulary word list with Fill-in-the-blanks Call of the Wild by Jack London
    2 Candide Candide vocabulary word list with page numbers - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) Candide by Voltaire
    3 Canterbury Tales Canterbury Tales vocabulary word list Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    4 Catcher in the Rye Catcher in the Rye vocabulary word list, definitions and Fill-in-Blanks puzzle Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
    5 Catherine Called Birdy Catherine Called Birdy vocabulary word list - thanks to R DeR, China Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
    6 Chasing Vermeer Chasing Vermeer vocabulary word list - thanks M. Welker (IN) Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
    7 Cold Mountain Cold Mountain vocabulary word list Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
    8 Cold Sassy Tree Cold Sassy Tree vocabulary word list Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
    9 Cry, The Beloved Country Cry, The Beloved Country vocabulary word list Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
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    1 Da Vinci Code Da Vinci Code vocabulary word list with some French translation Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    2 David Copperfield David Copperfield vocabulary word list David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    3 Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman vocabulary word list - thanks K. Holderman (CA) Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    4 Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Dogs Don't Tell Jokes vocabulary word list Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar
    5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde vocabulary word list - thanks L. Smith (SC) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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    1 East of Eden East of Eden vocabulary word list with definitions - thanks Ms. Harkins-Slocomb East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    2 Emma Emma vocabulary word list Emma by Jane Austen
    3 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome vocabulary word list Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
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    # Book Name Word Information Title and Author
    1 Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 45 vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-Blanks Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    2 Firestorm (The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1) Firestorm vocabulary word list with pages numbered-thanks Connie Brasier (FL) Firestorm by David Klass
    3 Frankenstein Frankenstein vocabulary word list Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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    # Book Name Word Information Title and Author
    1 Gifted Hands Gifted Hands vocabulary word list with numbered pages Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
    2 Great Expectations Great Expectations vocabulary word list - thanks J. Minnis & G. Starkey (CA) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    3 Guests Guests vocabulary word list Guests by Michael Dorris
    4 Gulliver's Travels Gulliver's Travels vocabulary word list Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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    1 Hamlet Hamlet vocabulary word list with definitions Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    2 Hard Times Hard Times vocabulary word list, many with definitions Hard Times by Charles Dickens
    3 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter vocabulary word list Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
    4 Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone vocabulary word list and wizard word puzzle activities Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    5 Holes Holes vocabulary word list Holes by Louis Sacher
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    1 I Heard The Owl Call My Name I Heard The Owl Call My Name vocabulary word list I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
    2 I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings vocabulary word list I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    3 Into The Wild Into The Wild vocabulary word list Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
    4 Into Thin Air Into Thin Air vocabulary word list Into Thin Air written by Jon Krakauer
    5 Invisible Man Invisible Man vocabulary word list Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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    # Book Name Word Information Title and Author
    1 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre vocabulary word list Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    2 Johnny Got His Gun Johnny Got His Gun vocabulary word list and questions - thanks J. Levenson (NJ) Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
    3 Johnny Tremain Johnny Tremain vocabulary word list Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
    4 Julius Caesar Julius Caesar vocabulary word list with meanings- thanks C. Worth (TX) Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
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    # Book Name Word Information Title and Author
    1 Kidnapped Kidnapped vocabulary word list Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson
    2 King Lear The Tragedy of King Lear vocabulary word list The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare
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    1 Life of Pi Life of Pi vocabulary word list - thanks K. Penna (NY) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    2 Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove vocabulary word list Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
    3 Lord Jim Lord Jim vocabulary word list with French translations Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
    4 Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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    1 Macbeth Macbeth vocabulary word list Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    2 Maggie's American Dream Maggie's American Dream vocabulary word list Maggie's American Dream by James P. Comer
    3 Moby Dick Moby Dick vocabulary word list Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    4 Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    5 Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing vocabulary word list with definitions - thanks E. Lewis (UT) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
    6 Mythology A vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) Mythology by Edith Hamilton
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    1 Night Night vocabulary word list - thanks M. J. Sacha Night by Ellie Wiesel
    2 No-No Boy No-No Boy vocabulary word list - thanks S. Green (NY) No-No Boy by John Okada
    3 Not Without My Daughter Not Without My Daughter vocabulary word list - thanks S. Green (NY) Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer
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    1 Oedipus the King Oedipus the King vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) Oedipus the King by Sophocles
    2 Of Human Bondage Of Human Bondage vocabulary word list Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
    3 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    4 Oil! Oil! vocabulary word list with discussion ideas Oil! by Upton Sinclair
    5 Old Yeller Old Yeller vocabulary word list Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
    6 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest vocabulary word list & definitions - thanks B. Budd (MA) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    7 Othello Othello vocabulary word list Othello by William Shakespeare
    8 Our Town Our Town vocabulary word list Our Town by Thornton Wilder
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    1 Patty Reed's Doll Patty Reed's Doll vocabulary word list with 3 interactive puzzles Patty Reed's Doll by Rachel K. Laurgaard
    2 Phantom of the Opera Phantom of the Opera vocabulary word list - thanks K. Goldy (KS) Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
    3 Pigs in Heaven Pigs in Heaven vocabulary word list Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
    4 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man vocabulary word list - thanks J. Watson (CA) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
    5 Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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    1 Rebecca Rebecca vocabulary word list - thanks M. Touet (MA) Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    2 Red Badge of Courage Red Badge of Courage vocabulary word list The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
    3 Robinson Crusoe A vocabulary word list - thanks Roberta Bryant Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    4 Romeo and Juliet A vocabulary word list - thanks J. Nardiello (NJ) & F. Rupert (KS) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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    1 Sarah's Key Vocabulary word list of 46 words Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    2 Slaughterhouse Five A vocabulary word list - thanks C. Ivey (UT) Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    3 Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China A vocabulary word list - thanks to a teacher contributor (CA) Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China by Moying Li
    4 Something Wicked This Way Comes A vocabulary word list Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    5 Stolen Lives A vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi
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    1 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet - thanks to Eddington, Camperell & Jones The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    2 The Alchemist A vocabulary word list The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    3 The Awakening A vocabulary word list with French translations The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    4 The Bean Trees A vocabulary word list The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
    5 The Black Stallion The Black Stallion by Walter Farley The Black Stallion vocabulary word ;list
    6 The Chocolate Wars A vocabulary word list - thanks to C. Ivey (UT) The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    7 The Crucible A vocabulary word list with Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    8 The Diary of Anne Frank A vocabulary word list with Fill-in-the-blank worksheet The Diary of Anne Frank
    9 The Double Helix A vocabulary word list The Double Helix by James D Watson
    10 The Glass Menagerie A vocabulary word list The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    11 The Grapes of Wrath A vocabulary word list The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    12 The Great Gatsby A vocabulary word list and Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet - thanks K. Marcus (CA) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    13 The House of the Spirits A vocabulary word list The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
    14 The House on Mango Street A vocabulary word list with Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    15 The Human Comedy A vocabulary word list - thanks C. Mosmeyer (TX) The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
    16 The Hunger Games A vocabulary word list The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    17 The Joy Luck Club A vocabulary word list The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
    18 The Killer Angels A vocabulary word list, definitions and parts of speech - thanks R. Mahoney (AZ) The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
    19 The Kite Runner The KIte Runner vocabulary word list with a Fill-in-the-blanks activity The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    20 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow A vocabulary word list - thanks Roberta Bryant The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
    21 The Lion in Winter A vocabulary word list - thanks J. Woodnal (MA) The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
    22 The Mayor of Casterbridge A vocabulary word list, definitions and sentences - thanks P. Kalkstein The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
    23 The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice vocabulary word list with definitions The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
    24 The Miracle Worker A vocabulary word list and discussion The Miracle Worker: William Gibson
    25 The Once and Future King A vocabulary word list The Once and Future King written by T.H.White
    26 The Outsiders A vocabulary word list, definitions and a Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet - thanks to A. Herbst (FL) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    27 The Pearl A vocabulary word list - thanks C. Candida (CA) The Pearl by John Steinbeck
    28 The Prince and the Pauper A vocabulary word list - thanks W. Cope (VA) The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
    29 The Raven The Raven vocabulary word list The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
    30 The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage vocabulary word list The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
    31 The Red Pony A vocabulary word list-thanks C.Candida (CA) The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
    32 The Scarlet Letter A vocabulary word list, parts of speech and Fill-in-the-blanks worksheet - thanks R. Kubiak (CA) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    33 The Secret Life of Bees A vocabulary word list with discussion ideas The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    34 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty A vocabulary word list - thanks B. Billingsly The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
    35 The Street A vocabulary word list with page numbers - thanks C. Hopkins (VA) The Street by Ann Petry
    36 The Sun Also Rises A vocabulary word list The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    37 The Taming of the Shrew A vocabulary word list The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
    38 The Things They Carried A vocabulary word list The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
    39 The War of the Worlds A vocabulary words list The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
    40 The Winter's Tale The Winter's Tale vocabulary word list with definitions The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
    41 Their Eyes Were Watching God A vocabulary word list Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
    42 Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer A vocabulary word list - thanks CB Cook (CA) Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer, by John Grisham
    43 Theodore Boone, The Activist A vocabulary word list - thanks CB Cook (CA) Theodore Boone, The Activist, by John Grisham
    44 To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary word list with Fill-in-the-blanks activity - thanks K. Shelton (NC) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    45 Tom Sawyer A vocabulary word list with definitions - thanks L. Smith (SC) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    46 Treasure Island A vocabulary word list - thanks J. Bigelow (CT) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    47 Tuck Everlasting A vocabulary word list, most with definitions - thanks Renee Dye (VA) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
    48 Tuesdays with Morrie A vocabulary word list with page numbers - thanks S. Green (NY) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    49 Twelfth Night Twelfth Night vocabulary word list with definitions Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    50 Twilight A vocabulary word list Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
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    1 Ulysses A vocabulary word list of very challenging words - thanks J. Watson (CA) Ulysses by James Joyce
    2 Unbroken Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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    1 Warriors Don't Cry A vocabulary word list - thanks S. Green (NY) Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
    2 When I Was Puerto Rican A vocabulary word list with page numbers - thanks R. Rabinowitz (NJ) When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
    3 White Fang A vocabulary word list White Fang by Jack London
    4 Winter Dreams A vocabulary word list - thanks C. Nagourney (NJ) Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    5 Wuthering Heights A vocabulary word list Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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