English Language Arts

New and Improved!

Here is your new one stop web site for everything English in San Dieguito Union High School District. This site will have the following:

Professional Development Resources

Teacher Shared Resources

Core Reading Lists

While it is no longer being updated, click here for the old SDUHSD English website in case there are resources there you would still like to access.

2017-2018 Department Goals

  1. Teachers vertically align and horizontally calibrate site and/or district expectations for student reading and writing and assess growth in student reading and writing skills over time in order to:
      • Align and ensure consistency of rigor/expectations, pacing, and topic coverage/depth within courses (course-alike horizontal alignment)
      • Develop an understanding of the coverage and development of topics & skills in the 7-12 course sequence and to ensure consistency cohesive development of topics and skills in our 7-12 course sequence. (vertical alignment)
  2. Teachers will develop an understanding of, and implement, instructional strategies, including technology-based instruction, to support students in thinking critically, providing authentic creative outlets, and incorporating supports for academic literacy.
  3. The PLC cycle is an integrated part of the teacher’s weekly planning and instruction to focus on assessing student growth and developing intervention strategies through the sharing of best practices.
  4. Teachers will assess needs for instructional materials and technological resources, and identify a delivery model (hard copy/digital/hybrid) that includes:
      • An updated reading list including both fiction and non-fiction.
      • Developing short and long-term plans for updating instructional materials.