Novel Checkouts & Bookroom Appointments
Novel Checkout 2009-2010

Bookroom Appointments

Specially Designed Academic Instruction In English Strategies

Reading Lists
Reading Lists (Board Approved: 2006)

Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers

Cornell Notes

ESUHSD Essential Standards & Curriculum Maps
English 1/9: ESUHSD Essential Standards

English 1/9 Curriculum Map

Composition & Literature Curriculum Map

English 2: ESUHSD Essential Standards

English 2 Curriculum Map

English 3: ESUHSD Essential Standards

English 3 Curriculum Map (incomplete)

English 4: ESUHSD Essential Standards

English 4: Curriculum Map (incomplete)


ESUHSD District Writing (DWA) Rubric (2005-2006)

CAHSEE Rubrics (response to literature & expository)


Independence High School MLA Guide

Independence High School Library
Searching for Short Stories? To search the library’s OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) go to and click on the icon that says “Catalog: Search Our Collection.” Type either the last name of the author or the title of the story and click on the “Keyword” icon. Searching by title will return each book that contains the story. Searching by author will return every book related to the author. Depending on the author, this could be a lengthy list which might include: biography, criticism, all types of their works, as well as introductions to books the author has written. (Thanks Kevin!)

Independence High School Homepage

Independence @ SchoolLoop

East Side Union High School District Homepage

CAHSEE Study Guides: English-Language Arts (CDE)

Supplemental Information for the STAR Program (CDE)

S.A.T. Question of the Day

S.A.T. Preparation (interactive vocabulary drill)

Daily: Grammar

Daily: Word

Daily: Poetry

Poetry 180

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

UCLA: Teach to Write

Google Books: Shakespeare

Especially for teachers:
Unit Plan Template

Rubistar (on-line rubric generator) Making Sense in Social Studies (good textbook reading strategies!)



Narrowing the Gap: The Case for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (Kevin Feldman & Kate Kinsella)

Introduction to Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High Schools (Matt Copland, 2005)

Chapter 1 of Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High Schools (Matt Copland, 2005)

Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods that Matter, K-12 (Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar, 2005)





more links coming soon!