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    I'm trying put together a reading list for high school, I've googled, and come up with some lists through Goodreads and I'm working off memory with a few others, and I'm also looking at different curriculum sites to what they use, but I just wanted to get a bit more input. My daughter struggles with reading, so for right now I'm just going with audio books for everything. I'm trying to ease into assigned reading, throwing them in between books she's listening to for fun. I tried to search here for other threads, but the one I found is a bunch of dead links so I thought it might be good to ask fresh
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    Are you looking for lists by theme (American lit, Brit lit, scifi, biographies, women writers....) or just general?
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    Just in general right now
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    I'm working on the same thing - using the same method you are.

    Adding to your list of curriculum to peak at for reading lists is GPS (Farrar's program). I was having a hard time finding suggestions for some contemporary books by ethnically diverse male and female authors. GPS had several. There is always the Boomerang by Brave Writer too - searching the old single issues always gives me ideas.

    Let me know if you find the jackpot!
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    Here are a few:

    American Library Association -tons of lists here based on topic

    https://www.bustle.com/articles/3723...t-tolerated-as

    https://study.com/academy/popular/hi...ding-list.html

    Can she do a combo of audio books and regular text? Like have the book open while the audio book is playing?

    Also, if'/when she tackles Shakespeare, these versions really tend to help kids understand the text. Online form is Spark Notes. This is their version of Romeo and Juliet.

    There are also text versions, like this Hamlet Side by Side. In both cases, the original text and a modern translated version are next to each other. I think this really helps with understanding. Audio books, or videos of Shakespeare (gotta love Kenneth Branagh) help as well, since most kids are not used to the rhythm of iambic pentameter.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

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    Reading lists we have used through the years:

    https://www.mensaforkids.org/achieve...ce-in-reading/

    https://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/bo...sreadlist.html

    Book list from The Reading Promise.

    My current high schooler is using the booklist in a book we have: The Reader's Odyssey: An Individualized Literature Program for Homeschooling Middle and High School Students.
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    Many of the classic lists of books, don’t have many books by women. There are lots of modern classics that refute the horrible Romano and Juliet stories. Check out https://www.amightygirl.com/ for some books.

    Also, if you are going for cultural literacy opposed to reading the actual texts, check out Thug Notes for interesting summaries on classic literature.
    I think it is streaming on Netflix or Amazon.

    If you are looking for poetry, you can check out:
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/
    https://poets.org/
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    I have used suggestions from the lists on this site a bit,
    https://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/

    And the Build Your Library book lists.
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    If you want a list of books that are commonly prescribed in North America, you can check out the Subject pages on Bartleby. Each Subject page features a list of popular textbooks. You can shortlist the ones you think work for the high school level and look for used copies of these books. Alternatively, you can gain access to the assessment material these textbooks feature if you subscribe to Bartleby. Remember, if you do this it's not the textbooks you'll be accessing, but the assessment material. You can also check out the "Resources" webpage of schools in and around your neighborhood. Better still, you can check out district websites.

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