Common Core Texts Grade 9
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"Letters to a Young Poet" by Rainer Maria Rilke
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"A Poem of Changgan" by Li Po (The Poetry Foundation)

"The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Ezra Pound (The Poetry Foundation)

"Every Little Hurricane" by Sherman Alexie

"Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare

"St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell
 2  "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

"I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain" by Emily DIckinson (Poetry Foundation)

"True Crime" by Walter Mosley (Newsweek, August 17, 2009)

"How Bernard Madoff Did It” by Liaquat Ahamed  (May 13, 2011. The New York Times Book Review.)

"The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammet

"What Do Sumo Wrestlers and Schoolteachers Have in Common?" from Freakonmics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

"Musée des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden

"One Art" by Elizabeth BIshop (The Poetry Foundation)

"In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop (Academy of American Poets)
 "Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior" by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

"Monkeys Can Perform Mental Addition" from Duke University Medical Center (ScienceDaily)

"Animal Intelligence: How We Discover How Smart Animals Really Are"  by Edward A. Wasserman and Leyre Caster, Encyclopedia Britannica Blog, October 19, 2012

A Poetry Reading At West Point” by William Matthews

Did I Miss Anything?” by Tom Wayman

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

"A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen (The Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics Series)

To Room 19” by Doris Lessing

The Depressive and the Psychopath”  by Dave Cullen (Slate Magazine)

Death of a Pig” by E.B. White (The Atlantic)

"The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop (American Academy of Poets_)

"The Wood Pile" by Robert Frost (The Poetry Foundation)


How Your Addiction to Fast Fashion Kills” by Amy Odell (Buzzfeed Columnist)

Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Who Really Pays for Our Cheap Clothes?” by Ann McMullen, CNN

 Alternate Module 1
Lee Surrenders to Grant, April 9th, 1865” by General Horace Porter

 Alternate Module 2
The Crucible” by Arthur Miller

You’re the Result of Yourself” by Pablo Neruda

"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Garcia Gabriel Marquez