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Welcome to Simi Valley Unified School District's new website. Please pardon our dust as we import our content and format the pages. When complete, we are confident that our new site will be a valuable resource to our community.

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Library Media Center Home


Check out these Library Links for Teachers!

It is the Library Media Center's hope to provide a one stop shopping site for your online teaching needs and make available a method of sharing the best sites with other staff members.  If you have a website you would like to add to the following list, please email Barbara Leighty.


Gale Teacher Resource Link is a free Website where libraries, teachers, students and parents will find tailored sections dedicated to each of them. Sample lesson plans, activities, fund-raising tips, and engaging projects for students.

Biography Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints
Professional Collection
Student Resource Center Gold
Testing and Education Reference Center


GaleNET Database



Here are some more GaleNet links...

Education in General

  • Galenet Professional Collection- A customized selection of journals selected by our school, to address specific areas of interest.

  • Search for ERIC Digests  - "ERIC Digests are short reports (1,000 - 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education and targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community." 

  • ERIC Clearinghouses  - This site links to the network of ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centers), which is an excellent source for educators of all types and grade levels.

  • Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education- A Web resource that accesses  the major areas of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Tired Teacher's Website- A site that  provides  teachers with direct source materials, lesson plans / classroom activities with a minimum of site-to-site linking.

  • Big 6 - "The site is aimed at educators, administrators, parents, and anyone else interested in helping students to learn and use essential information and technology skills."

  • California Department of Education

  • National Center for Education Statistics   - The NCES is the primary federal information bank for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials  "The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!"    

  • Kathy Schrock:   - "Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning."  

  • Awesome Library - "Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."

  • TeachersFirst


Enhancing Learning  Through Technology 


Sample Lesson Plans

  • The AskERIC Lesson Plans Page- A collection of lesson plans and curriculum units from a wide variety of sources, covering a range of subjects and grade levels.

Some writing prompts using the internet

The following links connect to possible ways  to stimulate writing by students. Visit these pages with the idea in mind to find ideas, quotations, and other bits of inspiration which will help your students get motivated to write regularly in your class.


Reading Resources


Selected Articles on Reading 

  • Federal study- (link to acrobat file): "Long-Term Trends in Student Reading Performance" NAEP Facts, vol. 3 no. 1, January, 1998. The federal fact sheet shows that 9-, 13-, and 17-year olds are doing fairly well - at least holding their own when compared with 1971 data.