Novels in Lincoln Learning Grades 9-12

Lincoln Learning incorporates a wide array of novel excerpts. Both non-fiction and fiction literary pieces from published authors are directly inserted within the courses. The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with the national standards, which do not include or require specific texts (except for the 11-12 band, which specifies the inclusion of Shakespeare; thus, the British Literature and American Literature courses do contain these texts directly within). Further, the incorporation of shorter literary excerpts does prepare students for standardized tests where they will encounter such passage-like questions. For those reasons, we wanted to offer students and clients options for incorporating literature into their courses, while still meeting the needs of the learning objectives and standards.

Please see a listing of literature inserted within the four core ELA courses below:

English Language Arts 9 – Course Literary Excerpts

English Language Arts 10 – Course Literary Excerpts

American Literature – Course Literary Excerpts

British Literature – Course Literary Excerpts

The novels below are suggested texts that the student can read as part of the course reading log, as part of a novel study, in place of provided texts within the courses, etc. They are not specifically included anywhere within the courses but are supplemental.

English 9th Grade

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  3. As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
  4. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  5. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  7. The Call of the Wild by Jack London 8. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

English 10th Grade

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Night by Eli Weisel
  3. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  4. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  6. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

American Literature

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  4. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  8. An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
  9. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  10. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

British Literature

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  3. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  4. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  5. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  8. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  9. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  10. The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
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