The following ELA standard was used successfully by many HS teachers with GAA students last year. Any appropriate HS text can be used.
ELA9RL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (i.e., examples of diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events and main ideas) in a variety of texts representative of different genres (i.e., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation.
The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the structures and elements of fiction and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
a. Locates and analyzes such elements in fiction as language (i.e., diction, imagery, symbolism, figurative language), character development, setting and mood, point of view, foreshadowing, and irony.
You can request free copies of adapted HS books from the DOE Electronic Resource Board for Students with Significant Cognitive Impairments www.georgiastandards.org/impairment.aspx. Texts and activities for Treasure Island, Scarlett Letter, and Dr. Jeykle & Mr. Hyde are available for download. You must register to get on the site - it is FREE.
The attached list of additional books can be requested from the DOE if you own a copy of the original story (copyright regulations). See this list for 17 additional titles. Download list_of_adapted_hs_literature.doc