Common Core.JPGThe following list contains URLs to some (but not all) of the CCSS text exemplars listed in the document Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks [PDF]. The following works are provided for educational purposes by the respective websites. In some cases, works (or editions of works) are available online because they are no longer protected by copyright. In other cases, the site administrators have secured permission from the author or author's estate to provide access to the link for educational purposes. The text exemplars which remain absent from this list are still under copyright protection and cannot be shared in this manner.
An additional note: the JCHS Media Center owns some physical copies of the text exemplars. We have also spotted a few informational texts, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Gravity in Reverse: The Tale of Albert Einstein's Greatest Blunder" (Science/Mathematics/Technology exemplars, grades 11 & 12), in the Gale General One File database available from the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance locating text exemplars.

English/Language Arts, 9 & 10
English/Language Arts, 11 & 12
History/Social Studies, 9 & 10
History/Social Studies, 11 & 12
Science/Mathematics/Technology, 9 & 10
Science/Mathematics/Technology, 11 & 12



English/Language Arts, Grades 9 & 10 Text Exemplars

Stories


Homer
The Odyssey (Alexander Pope translation)
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=3160

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3160
Ovid
Metamorphoses
http://www.gleeditions.com/metamorphoses/students/toc.asp

http://classics.mit.edu/Ovid/metam.html
De Voltaire, F.A.M.
Candide, Or the Optimist
http://www.gleeditions.com/candide/students/toc.asp

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19942
Gogol, Nikolai
"The Nose"
http://www.gleeditions.com/thenose/students/pages.asp?pg=4

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36238/36238-h/36238-h.htm#Page_67
Turgenev, Ivan
Fathers and Sons
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30723
Henry, O.
"The Gift of the Magi"
http://www.gleeditions.com/thegiftofthemagi/students/pages.asp?pg=5

http://www.online-literature.com/donne/1014/
Kafka, Franz
The Metamorphosis
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5200
Drama


Sophocles
Oedipus Rex
http://www.gleeditions.com/oedipusrex/students/pages.asp?pg=9

http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/oedipus.html
Shakespeare, William
The Tragedy of Macbeth
http://www.gleeditions.com/thetragedyofmacbeth/students/toc.asp

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html
Ibsen, Henrik
A Doll's House
http://www.gleeditions.com/adollhouse/students/toc.asp

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2542
Poetry


Shakespeare, William
"Sonnet 73"
http://www.gleeditions.com/sonnet73/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Donne, John
"Song"
http://www.gleeditions.com/song/students/pages.asp?pg=3

http://www.luminarium.org/editions/songsandsonnets.htm
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
"Ozymandias"
http://www.gleeditions.com/ozymandias/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Poe, Edgar Allan
"The Raven"
http://www.gleeditions.com/theraven/students/pages.asp?pg=5
Dickinson, Emily
"We Grow Accustomed to the Dark"
http://www.gleeditions.com/wegrowaccustomedtothedark/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Housman, A.E.
"Loveliest of Trees"
http://www.gleeditions.com/loveliestoftrees/students/pages.asp?pg=4

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173676
Johnson, James Welden
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
http://www.gleeditions.com/lifteveryvoiceandsing/students/pages.asp?pg=4

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175885
Cullen, Countee
"Yet Do I Marvel"
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171320
Auden, W.H.
"Musee des Beaux Arts"
http://english.emory.edu/classes/paintings%26poems/auden.html
Baca, Jimmy Santiago
"I Am Offering this Poem to You"
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238134
Informational Texts


Henry, Patrick
"Speech to the Second Virginia Convention"
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/patrickhenrygivemeliberty.html
Washington, George
"Farewell Address"
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=15
Lincoln, Abraham
"Gettysburg Address"
http://www.gleeditions.com/gettysburgaddress/students/pages.asp?pg=4

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=36
Lincoln, Abraham
"Second Inaugural Address"
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/events/lincoln/pdf/avalonInaug2.pdf
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
"State of the Union Address"
("The Four Freedoms Speech")
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/fdrthefourfreedoms.htm (with audio)
Hand, Learned
"I Am an American Day Address"
("The Spirit of Liberty" Speech)
http://www.providenceforum.org/spiritoflibertyspeech
Smith, Margaret Chase
"Remarks to the Senate in Support of a
Declaration of Conscience"
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/margaretchasesmithconscience.html

http://www.gleeditions.com/remarkstothesenate/students/pages.asp?pg=4
King, Jr., Martin Luther
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
King, Jr., Martin Luther
"I Have a Dream: Address Delivered at the
March on Washington, D.C., for Civil Rights
on August 28, 1963.”
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm (with audio)
Wiesel, Elie
"Hope, Despair and Memory"
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-lecture.html
Reagan, Ronald
"Address to Students at Moscow State University"
http://www.gleeditions.com/addresstostudents/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Quindlen, Anna
"A Quilt of a Country"
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2001/09/27/a-quilt-of-a-country.html
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History/Social Studies, Grades 9 & 10 Text Exemplars

There are no free resources available for the History/Social Studies, Grades 9 & 10 text exemplars. All of the texts are still under copyright and we have not found
evidence of electronic sharing. At least, not yet. If we find these resources online, we will update this section of the wiki.

UPDATE (8/6/2013): The Patriot Academy Media Center recently acquired one paper copy of each 9th grade History/Social Studies Text Exemplar.

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Science/Mathematics/Technology, Grades 9 & 10 Text Exemplars

Euclid
Elements
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/euclid.html
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency/U.S. Department
of Energy
Recommended Levels of Insulation
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table

UPDATE (8/6/2013): The Patriot Academy Media Center
recently acquired one paper copy of each 9th grade STEM
Text Exemplar.

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English/Language Arts, Grades 11 & 12 Text Exemplars
Stories


Chaucer, Geoffrey
The Canterbury Tales
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/webcore/murphy/canterbury/

http://www.gleeditions.com/thecanterburytales/students/toc.asp
De Cervantes, Miguel
Don Quixote
http://www.online-literature.com/cervantes/don_quixote/

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/996
Austen, Jane
Pride and Prejudice
http://www.gleeditions.com/prideandprejudice/students/toc.asp

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1342
Poe, Edgar Allan
"The Cask of Amontillado"
http://www.online-literature.com/poe/25/

http://www.gleeditions.com/thecaskofamontillado/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Bronte, Charlotte
Jane Eyre
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1260

http://girlebooks.com/ebook-catalog/charlotte-bronte/jane-eyre/
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter
http://www.gleeditions.com/thescarletletter/students/toc.asp
Jewett, Sarah Orne
"A White Heron"
http://www.gleeditions.com/awhiteheron/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Melville, Herman
Billy Budd, Sailor
http://www.gleeditions.com/billybudd/students/toc.asp
Chekhov, Anton
"Home"
http://www.gleeditions.com/home/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Drama


Shakespeare, William
The Tragedy of Hamlet
http://www.gleeditions.com/thetragedyofhamlet/students/toc.asp

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Tartuffe
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28488

http://www.bartleby.com/26/4/
Wilde, Oscar
The Importance of Being Earnest
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/844/844-h/844-h.htm (transcribed from a
1915 edition)
Poetry


Li Po
"A Poem of Changgan"
http://www.gleeditions.com/apoemofchangan/students/pages.asp?pg=4
Donne, John
"A Valediction Forbidding Mourning"
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/mourning.php

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173387
Wheatley, Phyllis
"On Being Brought from Africa to America"
http://www.gleeditions.com/fromafricatoamerica/students/pages.asp?pg=5

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174733
Keats, John
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"
http://www.bartleby.com/101/625.html

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173742
Whitman, Walt
"Song of Myself"
http://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/27

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1322/1322-h/1322-h.htm#link2H_4_0027
Dickinson, Emily
"Because I Could Not Stop for Death"
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177119

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15395
Tagore, Rabindranath
"Song VII"
http://www.gleeditions.com/songvii/students/pages.asp?pg=5
Eliot, T.S.
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
http://www.gleeditions.com/alfredprufrock/students/pages.asp?pg=7

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/6/3#!/20570428/0
Pound, Ezra
"The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter"
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177163

http://www.gleeditions.com/rivermerchantwife/students/pages.asp?pg=5
Frost, Robert
"Mending Wall"
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173530

http://www.gleeditions.com/mendingwall/students/pages.asp?pg=5
Ortiz Cofer, Judith
"The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica"
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/romance/spanish/219/13eeuu/cofer.html

http://pathboston.com/poets/The_Latin_Deli:_An_Ars_Poetica
Dove, Rita
"Demeter's Prayer to Hades"
http://www.festivaldepoesiademedellin.org/pub.php/en/Revista/ultimas_ediciones/71_72/dove.html
Collins, Billy
"Man Listening to Disc"
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/poetry/antholog/collins/disc.htm
Informational Texts


Paine, Thomas
Common Sense
http://www.gleeditions.com/commonsense/students/pages.asp?pg=5

http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/
Jefferson, Thomas
The Declaration of Independence
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

http://www.gleeditions.com/thedeclarationofindependence/students/pages.asp?pg=5
United States
The Bill of Rights
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html

http://www.gleeditions.com/thebillofrights/students/pages.asp?pg=5
Thoreau, Henry David
Walden
http://thoreau.eserver.org/walden00.html

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/205
Porter, Horace
"Lee Surrenders to Grant, April 9, 1865"
http://www.gleeditions.com/leesurrenders/students/pages.asp?pg=6

http://www.commandposts.com/2011/04/april-9-1865-robert-e-lee-surrenders-to-grant/
(primary and secondary sources related to the surrender)
Chesteron, G.K.
"The Fallacy of Success"
http://www.gleeditions.com/thefallacyofsuccess/students/pages.asp?pg=5

http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/20635/
Orwell, George
"Politics and the English Language"
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm

http://www.george-orwell.org/Politics_and_the_English_Language/0.html
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History/Social Studies, Grades 11 & 12 Text Exemplars

Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls
Conference
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/senecafalls.asp

http://ecssba.rutgers.edu/docs/seneca.html
Douglass, Frederick
"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" An Address
Delivered in Rochester, New York, 5 July 1852
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=162

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2927.html

FedViews by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/fedviews/
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Science/Mathematics/Technology, Grades 11 & 12 Text Exemplars
U.S. General Services
Administration,
Executive Order 13423
Strengthening Federal Environmental,
Energy, and Transportation Management
http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/102452
Kurzweil, Ray
"The Coming Merger of Mind and Machine”
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=merging-of-mind-and-machine
Gawande, Atul
"The Cost Conundrum: What a Texas Town Can Teach
Us about Healthcare"
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all
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