Eagle Point Middle School AVID
Mrs. Yant - Room 206
About the AVID Elective
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a career and college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.
WICOR is an acronym for strategies used in AVID classrooms. The letters stand for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. Scroll down to learn more.
Good student writers consider their audience and purpose, engage in various writing processes to address specific situations, support their thinking, and demonstrate understanding. The AVID curriculum supports writing through the use of:
Quickwrites and Reflections
Students who inquire analyze and synthesize materials or ideas, clarify their own thinking, probe other's thinking, and work through ambiguity. The AVID curriculum supports inquiry through the use of:
Skilled Questioning Techniques
Costa's Levels of Thinking
Questions to Guide Research
Students who collaborate work together toward a common goal, develop positive interdependence, communicate effectively, work in focused study groups (Tutorials), and support the learning of others through inquiry. The AVID curriculum supports collaboration through the use of:
Service Learning Projects
Students who are organized develop and use processes, procedures, and tools to study effectively. They manage their time through prioritizing and goal setting. They are prepared for courses, participate during instruction, and interact with teachers. They self-direct, self-evaluate, self-monitor, and self-advocate. The AVID curriculum supports organization through the use of:
Binders and other organizational tools
Calendars, planners, and agendas
Focused note-taking system
Tutorials & Study Groups
Project Planning and Goal Setting
Students who critically read understand text structures, apply prior knowledge, and make connections to other texts, themselves, and the world. They make predictions and ask questions as they read. They annotate the text and create visual images.
Critical Reading Strategies
Note-Taking and Text Annotation