This strand is designed for English/Language Arts teachers (grades 6-12) who are new to AVID concepts and methodologies. Participants will learn about strategies from AVID's The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading curriculum (provided to participants). A primary focus of the strand is a critical reading process that includes the following strategies: planning for reading, pre-reading, building vocabulary, interacting with the text, and extending beyond the text. Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Organization are included as tools for developing critical reading skills across genres, from the foundational to the advanced levels. Participants will examine strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous curriculum in the language arts class with an emphasis on college readiness.

Unit details

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Unit code:
JVU0006

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. gain an understanding of specific AVID methodologies and WICOR strategies as tools for developing critical reading skills across genres and levels; and  
  2. incorporate strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous curriculum in the language arts class with an emphasis on college readiness.  

Assessment

Not Assessed

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