Below is a book list for high school that the authors of the Common Core Standards have released as exemplars. I have added quick links so that you may quickly retrieve these books and articles. This list should be a very good guide for people who are either in high school, teaching in high school, or are parents or guardians of students in high school. Also, this list can act as a good reading list for the summer and a perfect place to start when deciding what to give high schoolers as a book gift. Not only will they thank you now, but they will also thank you at the end of the semester or school year.
High School Book List Common Core Text Exemplars: Stories
High School Book List Common Core Text Exemplars:Drama
High School Book List Common Core Text Exemplars:Poetry
Li Po. “A Poem of Changgan.”
Informational Texts For High School: English Language Arts
Hofstadter, Richard. “Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth.” Read it for free here.
Anaya, Rudolfo. “Take the Tortillas Out of Your Poetry.” Read it for free here.