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1 AVID Strategies at a Glance Helping ALL Students Succeed

2 Questions / Comments / Concerns Today’s meet is great tool to use during faculty meetings, professional development Sessions, classroom lessons (for those shy students or overly expressive students) Polleverywhere.com Allows you to do live audience polls, students love to use during class. Excellent way to get live feedback from staff during a faculty meeting.

3 Cornell Notes Cornell Notes were developed in 1949 by Walter Pauk, a law professor at Cornell. Good C-Notes help students organize and process information and use critical thinking skills. By learning note-taking strategies, students gain access to the “hidden curriculum” of education – learning note-taking skills is part of learning how to do school.

4 Topic/Objective:Name: Date: Essential Question: Questions/Subtitles/ Headings: Notes: Summary:

5 Topic/Objective: Elements of a short story Name: Amanda Hines Date: April 5, 2012 Essential Question: What are the defining characteristics of a short story? Questions/Subtitles/ Headings: *What are the parts of a story plot? *What are the 5 different types of conflicts? *What are some types of characters? Notes: -plot = events that take place in a story -parts of a plot are exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution -conflicts: person vs. person = between 2 people person vs. nature = natural disasters person vs. society = mainstream society person vs. self = within heart/soul/mind person vs. supernatural = a supernatural entity -dynamic character = personality changes throughout story -static character = personality does not change thru story no matter what happens Summary: We are learning the major elements of a short story. The structure of a short story is made up of the different parts of a plot, beginning with the exposition and ending with the resolution. We have also reviewed the types of conflicts that are commonly used, as well as the difference between static and dynamic characters

6 Memorize These 10 Items Bubble gum Eraser Mockingbird William Shakespeare Neon green  43  Notebook paper  Botany  War of 1812  Great Uncle

7 Quickwrite What is something at which you used to be good but now you’re not as good? Why aren’t you as good now? Write for three minutes on this topic.

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9 Quiz You have 30 seconds to study Write down the 10 Items

10 WICOR Strategies Writing Inquiry Collaboration Organization Reading WICOR leads to Rigor…

11 Writing Strategies Cornell Notes The Writing Process, from Pre-Write to Final Draft Learning logs/Reflection journals – What did you do in class today/this week? What did you find interesting? What could you have done differently as a student? Focused Writing – Write nonstop for 5-10 minutes on a specific topic being studied. The purpose is to explore new ideas, find out what you know and still need to learn about the topic. Quick Write – Write for 1-2 minutes about a topic. WICOR

12 Socratic Seminars – A dialogue, usually centered around a text, different formats (inner/outer circle, wingman) Philosophical Chairs – A debate, usually centered around a yes/no “hot-button” issue. Students choose their own side, or are assigned to an opinion and have to argue it, whether or not they agree. – Format varies (stand on opposite sides of room for yes/no, stand around room in spectrum from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”) Critical Thinking Activities – Logic puzzles and riddles WICOR Inquiry Strategies

13 Inquiry Strategies, cont. Using/Writing High Level Questions – Using Bloom’s Taxonomy or Costa’s Levels of Questions Costa’s Level 1: Knowledge/Recall – What is a gene? What is a chromosome? Costa’s Level 2: Processing – Compare and contrast genes and chromosomes. Costa’s Level 3: Synthesize/Hypothesize – Use what you know about genes and chromosomes to predict a trait in a child. Gallery Walk – Set up topical quotations, pictures, questions, words, (almost anything!) around room. Students circulate in groups and write their reflections either on posted chart paper or in their own notes. WICOR

14 Jigsaw Activities – Groups of students become “specialists”, bring knowledge back to original groups to accomplish a task Think-Pair-Share – Reflect on a topic, find a partner, share thoughts Study Groups Socratic Seminars Philosophical Chairs WICOR Collaboration Strategies

15 Collaboration Strategies, cont. Tutorials – AVID Tutorials are structured to use the Socratic method and encourage active learning in small groups. Students question each other to arrive at the answer instead of giving knowledge. – Tutor is the “guide on the side”, not the “sage on the stage”. Reciprocal Teaching – A group of students read a text together piece by piece and, through discussion, help each other understand the content. – Students use 5 key strategies: summarizing, predicting, clarifying, questioning, and visualizing. – Appropriate for all content areas, texts, and allows for full student participation regardless of reading ability. WICOR

16 Student agendas/planners – Students write assignments for each class each day. Students self-monitor completion of assignments. Student binders – Dividers for each subject, Cornell notepaper. – Pencil pouch with pencils, pens, highlighters. – No loose papers! WICOR Organization Strategies

17 SQ5R (Survey the text/Question the material/Read to answer questions, Record key ideas, Recite answers to questions, Review your notes, Reflect on the text) KWL (What I Know/Want to Learn/Learned) Marking the text – Number the paragraphs for common reference – Circle key terms – Underline the author’s claims – Highlight new vocabulary Write for Discovery as you Read – Post-It notes, Letter from/to a character, Letter to author, Reader’s Response Log Reciprocal Teaching WICOR Reading Strategies

18 Questions? Tarrah Thompson Bedichek Middle School AVID Coordinator Austin Independent School District office


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