A Typical Week in an AVID Classroom

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Socratic Tutorials that
support core content courses



AVID Curriculum
(WICOR-see below)



Socratic Tutorials that support
core content courses



AVID Curriculum
(WICOR-see below)



·Team Building
·Motivational Activities
·Guest Speakers
·Field Trips


WICOR: The AVID Curriculum

WRITING INQUIRY COLLABORATION ORGANIZATION READING
-The Writing Process
-Cornell Notes
-Quick Writes
-Learning Logs
-Reflective Writing
-Journals


-Skilled Questioning
-Socratic Seminar
-Philosophical Chair
-Critical Thinking Activities
-Developing questions
-Open-minded activities
-Research
- Group Projects
-Response/edit/
revision groups
-Collaborative activities
-Tutorials
-Jigsaw activities
-Read-arounds


Tools
-Binders
-Calendars, planner, agendas
-Graphic Organizers Methods
-Focused Note taking
-Tutorials
-Project planning, SMART goals
-Graphic organizers
-Before, during, after reading
-Reciprocal teaching
-Think-alouds
-Text structure
-Critical reading (mark text, chart text)



Vertical Alignment of Skills Focused on in 6th-8th Grade AVID Elective Classes

AVID Domains 6th Grade 7th Grade
8thGrade
Goals -Set goals using GPA (Goal, Plan, Action
-Create 6 year plan for secondary education
-Calculate GPA
-Review 6 Year Plan
-Write long, mid, and short term goals
-Calculate GPA and set goals
-Review 6 year plan with guidance counselor
-Select honors courses in high school

Writing Applications -Narrative Essay
-Expository Essay
-Information Essay
-Memoir Essay
-Persuasive/Editorial Essay
-“Description of a Place” Essay
Writing skills
(WRITING)
-Effective Paragraphs
-Word Choice
-Use of Pronouns and Capitalization
-Compose summaries
-Weekly Learning Logs
-Self-Reflections
-Body paragraphs in formal style
-Expand on word choice and active voice
-Integrate quotes
- Timed writing
(SAT practice)
Socratic Seminar
(INQUIRY)
-Comparison of various points of view
-Use of media or other formats
-Emphasis of key information to influence participation
-Compare and contrast using different mediums in presentations
-Compare conflicting texts
-Compare and contrast using different mediums in presentations
Collaboration
(COLLABORATION)
-Follow established rules for collaboration
-Engage effectively in a variety of collaborative discussions
-Task completion with a
 partner
-Group team building
-Develop leadership skills
-Identify roles within teams
Time Management
(ORGANIZATION)
-Organized binder
-Utilize and assignment log or calendar
-Organized binder
-Utilize an assignment log or calendar
-Compile an academic portfolio
-Organized binder
-Create a weekly action plan
-Compile an academic portfolio demonstrating growth in Middle School
Focused Notes
(ORGANIZATION)
-Develop basic understanding and skills
-Take Focused notes in each core class
-Basic understanding of all Focused Note components
-Focus on: revising notes, questions in the left column, essential question
-Take Focused notes in each core class
-Utilize all Focused note components
-Focus on: filling in gaps, marking key information, effective summaries
-Take Focused notes in each core class
Reading
(READING)
-Determine main ideas
-Marking the text and numbering paragraphs
-Summarize informational texts
-How structure contributes to meaning
-Determine main ideas
-Utilize multiple critical reading strategies
-Understand use of persuasion
-Identify author’s purpose
-Discuss traits of voice
College/Career -Field trip to college/university
-Understand differences in postsecondary institutions
-Field trip to college/university
-Use technology to research colleges of interest
-Conduct a career interview
-Field trip options: college/university, feeder high school
-Use technology to research colleges of interest
-Conduct a career interview