SCSD Unveils New English Language Arts Middle and High School Booklist

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The district launched its curriculum writing process in the spring of 2011.  Since then, curriculum units aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards have been published to the Curriculum Central web page and implemented throughout the district.

The curriculum development process was driven by the need for a quality core curriculum with an emphasis on academic rigor and college and career readiness. 

To support the implementation of the English Language Arts curriculum, a book selection committee was convened to review and evaluate texts for inclusion on the secondary booklist.  The Read With Us Syracuse initiative yielded considerable feedback from teachers, students, community members, parents, and staff on hundreds of novels and informational texts.  This feedback aided the committee in its selection of core texts for each grade level.  The selections represent multiple interests and genres, and include both traditional and contemporary works.

We would like to extend sincere appreciation to all of those who contributed to this process.

To view the book list click here.