Education

Books Most Widely Assigned in Public Schools, Grades 7-12

September 01, 1989 1 min read

1988

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1. Macbeth, Shakespeare (90 percent of schools)
2. Julius Caesar, Shakespeare (77 percent of schools)
3. Silas Marner, George Eliot (76 percent of schools)
4. Our Town, Thornton Wilder (46 percent of schools)
5. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (39 percent of schools)
6. Hamlet, Shakespeare (33 percent of schools)
7. The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane (33 percent of schools)
8. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens (33 percent of schools)
9. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne (32 percent of schools)
—SOURCE: Educational Testing Service

A version of this article appeared in the September 01, 1989 edition of Teacher as Books Most Widely Assigned in Public Schools, Grades 7-12