AVID Demo Lesson

We'll start by close reading the AVID Weekly Los Angeles Times article "Colleges Grapple with Cheating in the Digital Age" and proceed to a socratic discussion on the connections between high-stakes testing, grades, and learning.

By Mr. Gillet
August 25, 2016
11th Grade Success Course

Writing Prompt

_______________, (author’s name) in his/her text _______________, (name the title of the text) introduces the dangers of _______________ (briefly  
describe the topic). According to _______________ (author’s last name), what are the problems with _______________ (name the topic)? What are the potential risks of _______________ (name the topic)? Present your information using modern presentation tools and make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) to enhance understanding of findings and to add interest.
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11th Grade Literacy Standards in Success Course

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (oneon-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
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