Woodbury High School
AVID 9 Elective
Teacher: Mrs. Figlmiller, room 101, Woodbury Senior High
Phone & email: 651.768.5426 firstname.lastname@example.org
AVID is a program specifically designed to help students prepare for and achieve their goals of graduating from college and to experience success in a global society. The AVID student . . .
o Will succeed in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum stressing Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading
o Will be an engaged participant in weekly tutorial sessions,
o Will maintain a well organized binder and well organized, interactive Cornell Notes
o Will enter mainstream activities in our school,
o Will engage in service learning and form a relationship with a professional volunteer organization,
o Will explore careers and research, visit, and apply to four year colleges,
o Will become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
· Attendance is CLOSELY linked to academic performance. A day absent is NOT a day off—in ANY class. You are still responsible for the work on days you are absent.
· If you are absent, check Classjump and clarify any questions with a classmate or Mrs. Figlmiller.
AVID Program Discipline Options:
Participation in AVID is a privilege that comes with high expectations, both academically and behaviorally. If challenges occur in this or any other class, the following steps will be taken to correct the situation.
Honors English 9
Writing Well-constructed paragraphs
Prepared Writing: Personal Narrative (Memoir)
Write an autobiographical incident that presents an experience from the writers life and shows its importance. The writing should include figurative language, dialogue, conflict, voice, and character development
On Demand Writing: Daily responses to literature, Essay exams, Note-taking
Persuasive Letter: Use MLA format, rational evidence, multi-paragraph construction, and proper organization.
Preparation for MCA Writing test: Focus on multi-paragraph essay
Speaking / Listening
Focuses on the interview process, writing a formal speech outline, and delivery skills, including body language, voice, stance, eye contact, volume, and speed.
Large group and small group discussions and presentations
A short story unit including the titles The Most Dangerous Game, The Necklace, The Gift of the Magi, and The Cask of Amontillado.
A study of Greek/Roman mythology including creation, nature, and demi-god myths and selections from Homers The Odyssey.
Specific drama choice is Romeo and Juliet, while the specific novel choices are To Kill a Mockingbird, Tears of a Tiger, and independent student-chosen novels.
Parts of speech, prepositional/verb phrases, sentence patterns and types, all punctuation rules, commas, semi-colon/colon/hyphen, quotation marks
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