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Charter schools have flexibility regarding textbook adoption. KTL Charter uses a combination of California state-adopted textbooks and the best subject area materials available, with a liberal arts humanities emphasis on literary classics and hands-on coursework that satisfies the University of California and California State University’s a-g subject requirements.

Grade 7

History 7: Discovering our Past, Medieval and Early Modern Times, Glencoe California Series, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2006

English 7: The Language of Literature, Grade 7, McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin, 2002

Novels: The Pearl by John Steinbeck; Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman; The Giver by Lois Lowry

Science 7: Life Science, Glencoe, 2005

Math 7: See mathematics textbook list.

Latin: ECCE ROMANI, Level 1A, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005

Grade 8

History 8: United States History, Independence to 1914. Holt California Social Studies, Deverell and White, Holt, Rinehart and Winston 2006

English 8: The Language of Literature, Grade 8, McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin, 2002

Novels: Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes; The Call of the Wild by Jack London; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; The Diary of Anne Frank

Science 8: Focus on Physical Science, Prentice Hall, 2008 (California Edition)

Math 8: See mathematics textbook list.

Latin: ECCE ROMANI, Level 1A or 1B, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005

Grades 9-12 a-g Subject Textbook List

a. History and Social Science

World History: California—Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction, ed. by Roger Beck, et.al., McDougal Littel, 2006

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
World War I by Richard Maybury
World War II by Richard Maybury

US History: California—US History: The American Vision: Modern Times, ed. by Joyce Appleby, et.al, Glencoe, 2006

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Government: United States Government: Democracy in Action, Richard Remy, Glencoe, 2008

Economics: Today and Tomorrow, by Roger Miller, Glencoe, 2005

b. English (Grades 9 and 10 are combined with an alternating schedule; Grades 11 and 12 are also combined with an alternating schedule.)

English 9 and 10: California—10th Grade English: The Language of Literature: edited by Arthur Applebee, et al; McDougal Littel, 2006


9th Grade English
Lord of the Flies by William Golding; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom; The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Summer reading: The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

10th Grade English
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare; Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Summer reading: The Horse and His Boy and Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

English 11 and 12: California—11th grade English: The Language of Literature: American Literature, ed. by Applebee, et all. McDougal Littel, 2006 and California—12th Grade English: The Language of Literature: British Literature, edited by Arthur Applebee, et al; McDougal Littel, 2006


11th Grade English (American Literature)
Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper; The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Sketch Book by Washington Irving; Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
Summer reading: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

12th Grade English (British Literature)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare; Beau Geste by P.C. Wren; The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith; Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe; Animal Farm by George Orwell

c. Math

Pre-algebra: Saxon ½, 2nd and 3rd Editions, 2003

Algebra1: Algebra 1, Pearson, 2004

Algebra 2: Algebra 2, Glencoe Mathematics, 2005

Geometry: Geometry, McDougal Littell, 2001

Advanced Math/Math Explorations: Saxon Advanced Math and supplementary materials

Pre-calculus: Pre-Calculus, Glencoe, 2006

Calculus: Calculus, Larson

d. Laboratory Science (In 2009-2010 only Biology is offered.)

Prentice-Hall Biology, 2007 (California Edition)

Prentice-Hall Chemistry, 2008 (California Edition) plus both classroom based labs and Virtual Labs

e. Language Other than English

Latin I: ECCE ROMANI, Level 1A and 1B, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005
Latin II: Wheelock’s Latin, 6th Edition, Frederic M. Wheelock Richard A. Lafleur, Collins, 2005; 38 Latin Stories, 5th Edition, Anne Groton and James May, Bolchazy Carducci, 1998

Spanish I, II, III: Instructor-created Material, Robert Monroe

f. Visual and Performing Arts

CSU Dominguez Hills College Courses through Young Scholars Program
ART 100 Looking at Art: Living with Art, 8th Edition, Getlein, McGraw Hill, 2006 (7th Edition acceptable)
MUS 101 Introduction to Music:
THE 100 Television, Film and Theatre: The Theatre Experience, 11th Edition, Wilson, 2008 (10th Edition acceptable); Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

g. College Preparatory Elective (Students may also request a textbook for one college course per semester. Students pay a $20 book deposit which is returned upon submission of a course grade and return of the textbook.)

Entrepreneurship: How to Start and Operate a Small Business, Steve Mariotti with Seana Moran, The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, 2006

Psychology: Psychology and You, Third Edition, Judith McMahon and Tony Romero, McGraw-Hill/Glencoe, 2000

Supplements: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes; Walden Two by B.F. Skinner; The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System, 2008, Society for Neuroscience
Free Test Download: http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainFacts
Free Audio Download: http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=brainfacts_audio
Discovering Psychology, updated www.learner.org
The Secret Life of the Brain, 2002 www.pbs.org/wnet/brain

The Bible and Its Influence: The Bible and Its Influence, Marjorie Haney Schaefer, Ph.D., BLP Publishing, 2006

Other Electives (Not a-g subjects)

Child Development: The Developing Child, Glencoe, 2006

Clothing; Clothing—Fashion, Fabrics, and Construction, Glencoe, 2003

Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office 2007 Real World Applications, C. Jacqueline Schultz, Ph.D. and Linda Wooldridge, M.B.A., Glencoe, 2009

Foods: Food for Today, Glencoe, 2006

Health: Teen Health, Course 3, Glencoe, 2005

2008-2009 Literature Read by KTL’s Key Academy Tuesday/Thursday Classes

Grades 11-12

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Selected Works of Edgar Allen Poe
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (U.S. History Class)

Grade 10

Selected Works of John Steinbeck: The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Grades 9 and 10

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (World History Class)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (3rd Period English)
Antigone by Sophocles (5th Period English)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Grade 9

White Fang by Jack London