This strand is designed for English/Language Arts teachers (grades 6-12) who are experienced in AVID concepts and methodologies. Participants will learn about strategies from AVID's The Write Path English Language Arts: Informing Ourselves and Others Through Writing and Speaking curriculum (provided to participants) with the primary focus on writing and oral language. Additionally, participants will explore writing processes and writing-to-learn strategies, as well as techniques for supporting students' discussion and public speaking skills. Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading are included as tools for developing writing and speaking skills, from foundational to advanced levels. Participants will examine strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous curriculum in the language arts class with an emphasis on college readiness. Please note that basic AVID concepts and methodologies that are covered in the curriculum guide titled The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading will not be covered in depth in this strand.

Unit details

Location:
Unit code:
JVU0007

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 writing and speaking skills across 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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