• David Avila 

    ELA Department

    Contact information

    Email: david.avila@sausdlearns.net 

    david.avila@sausd.us 

    You may also contact me on Parent Square (https://www.parentsquare.com/)

     

    2021-2022 Academic School Year Information

    To begin the school year, we will meet in person and utilize Google Classroom as our Learning Managment System (LMS). Google Classroom is where students can find important material such as our daily agenda, assignments, and classroom announcements. Access codes will be provided to students on the first day of class. If you are a parent and would like to monitor your childs' activity on Google Classroom, please email me so I can add you to our Google Classroom

     

    Other Online Resources 

    Sora App for online textbooks

    https://soraapp.com/home 

    AP Online Classroom (AP Literature and Composition)

    https://myap.collegeboard.org/login

    Resource for writing

    https://owl.purdue.edu/index.html

     



    Class Schedule

    Period

    Course

    Room Number/Virtual Meeting

    1

    ERWC 12th Grade 6-10

    2

    ERWC 12th Grade 6-10

    3

    ERWC 12th Grade 6-10

    4

    AP Literature & Composition  6-10

    5

    Prep Period   

    6

    Athletics 

    Varsity Football 

                Team Room/Weight Room/Field 

     

    Academic Support Schedule

     

    30 minutes of support have been added to each class period
     



    Quick Facts

    Where am I from?

     Born and raised in Santa Ana 

    Where did I go to school?

    John Adams Elementary 

    Carr Intermediate 

    Valley High School Class of 01

    Cal State University of Fullerton 

    Bachelor's Degree in English and Teaching Credential 

    Arizona State University 

    Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction English as a Second Language

    What do I teach?

    ERWC 12

    Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) prepares college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of eight to ten rigorous instructional modules, students in this yearlong, rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiency in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. Students will be expected to increase their awareness of the rhetorical strategies employed by authors and to apply those strategies to their own writing. They will read closely to examine the relationship between an author’s argument or theme and his or her audience and purpose; to analyze the impact of structural and rhetorical strategies; and to examine the social, political, and philosophical assumptions that underlie the text. By the end of the course, students will be expected to use this process independently when reading unfamiliar texts and writing in response to them. ERWC is designed to fully align with the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) framework for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. You can look through those standards by clicking on the link below.

    CCSS for ELA - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)

    ERWC 12 Syllabus  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TZtNrxCl2Th4k7HR9d1GdDuDJg9bWfm7Lnp0gHY1q5A/edit  

    AP Literature and Composition

    The AP English Literature and Composition course provides students with the opportunity to read, critically analyze, and discuss literature from culturally diverse authors from the sixteenth century to the modern period. In addition to providing students with frequent opportunities to write and revise timed, in-class responses to literature, this course also provides opportunities for students to compose formal, extended essays to be written and revised outside of class. Before these formal papers are submitted to me for comments, they will also be reviewed by students’ peers. Extended papers will be written in Google Docs and submitted to Citesmart for plagiarism detection and given feedback and scored via a six-point rubric. The course is designed to meet the curricular requirements outlined in the new 2019-2020 AP® English Literature and Composition Course Description.

    AP Literature and Composition Syllabus 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zheVwT9pc71CponwmW-QfcHNj74VKoBuxuYcNejn6Ag/edit 

    Varsity Football Defensive Line 

     

    What else am I involved in?

     

    Athletics

    What are my interests outside of school?

    • God
    • My family & dogs
    • Nature
    • Sports