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Preparing for College

This publication is designed to be a resource guide for AVID teachers who are preparing students in grades 11 and 12 for college exploration and selection. This guide is organized into four units, one for each semester in the junior and senior years. Each unit includes an overview and a suggested timeline to help teachers plan and organize instructions. Activities and teacher information are presented in the following sequence for each semester’s work: exploring, testing, preparing and financing

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AVID College and Careers: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID College and Careers: A Schoolwide Approach was developed to provide schoolwide educators with a variety of levels of instruction to support, guide, and prepare all students for college and careers. This book is designed to be used in concert with the AVID College and Careers curriculum webpage, and in unison with AVID schoolwide libraries and resources within MyAVID. To support schoolwide implementation, as well as family involvement, each chapter includes specific sections devoted to visioning schoolwide impact, as well as strengthening family involvement in the educational system.

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AVID Tutorial Guide

The AVID Tutorial Guide was developed to support implementation of AVID tutorials in grades 6 through 12. Inquiry-based and collaborative, AVID tutorials are a structured routine that takes students through a variety of metacognitive tasks starting with identifying a specific point of confusion all the way through applying its resolution in an academic class. The materials in this text address the specific components of the 10 Steps of the AVID Tutorial Process, as well as preparatory and refining instructional practices with an emphasis on continuous improvement. The objective of this text is to support educators, tutors, and students in becoming reflective tutorial practitioners.

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AVID Critical Thinking and Engagement: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID Critical Thinking and Engagement: A Schoolwide Approach is designed to help teachers schoolwide integrate high-engagement college-preparedness strategies into their classes. The tools within this book, in accompaniment with the rich resources online, will support teachers as they build relational capacity within their classroom and cultivate metacognition, collaboration, and inquiry skills to better prepare all students for success in their classes and beyond.

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AVID Academic Language and Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID Academic Language and Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach was developed to provide content teachers with instructional practices and instructional delivery strategies that intentionally support all students as Academic Language Learners schoolwide. In an educational setting that is continually introducing, and expecting comprehension of, increasingly rigorous content and language throughout students’ educational careers, academic language and literacy are critical to success.  The resources in this book are meant to support educators who possess content-specific or grade-level-specific expertise, yet who are not language or literacy experts, and to provide instructional practices that support Academic Language Learners on their path of language development and literacy.

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AVID Reading for Disciplinary Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID Reading for Disciplinary Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach provides educators with the tools and strategies necessary for developing a reading routine that allows students to take charge of their own learning and make real-world applications through collaboration, inquiry, and interaction with rigorous texts. Reading unlocks content; the act of reading immerses the reader in ideas, places, times, and new ways of looking at the world. The objective of this book is to equip educators with the foundational knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach students how to read like mathematicians, scientists, historians, journalists, or any other content expert. This resource focuses on a balanced approach to disciplinary literacy and incorporates instructional practices that can be used within every content area and grade level.

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AVID Writing for Disciplinary Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID Writing for Disciplinary Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach was developed to address both writing to learn and writing for academic purposes from a schoolwide perspective. The objective of this book is to provide educators with the foundational knowledge and strategies to increase their skills and confidence in using writing as a powerful tool for learning. This resource focuses on a balanced approach to disciplinary writing, and incorporates instructional practices that can be used within every content area and grade level.

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The Write Path I English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading

This guide focuses on the Critical Reading Process in language arts and how to strategically scaffold students’ reading experiences to promote critical thinking and writing. Through the use of writing to learn, reading comprehension strategies, inquiry and collaboration structures, and organization and metacognition, teachers support students as they read text—print, non-print, and digital—to discover more about themselves and their world.

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The Write Path II English Language Arts: Informing Ourselves and Others Through Writing and Speaking

The Write Path English Language Arts: Informing Ourselves and Others Through Writing and Speaking is designed to be used as part of the AVID College Readiness System. The stages for process writing are identified separately in the first section of the book and each stage contains numerous strategies to engage students in that particular step of the process. Each strategy description in the book includes ideas for how to increase scaffolding and how to increase rigor, depending on the levels of the students. Other writing sections in this book focus on Writing to Learn and On-Demand Writing. The second section focuses on Oral Language and presents strategies for listening, presentations, discussions, debates, speeches, and performances. Each section presents strategies, teacher tips, and ideas for classroom implementation and differentiation.

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The Write Path History/Social Science: Interactive Teaching and Learning

This guide is designed to meet the learning needs of a wide spectrum of students by providing an interactive and multi-sensory experience. This guide provides strategies using writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading. By providing AVID strategies with new techniques in social studies instruction, teachers can deepen students’ understanding of ideas and concepts while improving reading comprehension, writing and collaboration skills.

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The Write Path I Mathematics

The Write Path I Mathematics incorporates the use of writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading in the math classroom. Other strategies include helping students read textbooks effectively, note-taking in mathematics and the use of rubrics. The Write Path I Mathematics is designed as a resource guide for teachers and students in courses ranging from pre-algebra to calculus.

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The Write Path I Science

The Write Path I Science Teacher Guide provides lessons and activities incorporating a wide range of effective WICOR strategies to deepen students’ science knowledge and skills. These strategies include Cornell notes and Interactive Notebooks as organizational structures for student learning, and creative processing activities that use written explanations and illustrations to help students understand and retain information and concepts. The guide is a resource for science teachers of middle school courses through the most rigorous courses in high school.

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The Write Path II Life and Physical Science

The Write Path II Life and Physical Science materials are designed for high school students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or honors science classes. The materials focus on helping students understand higher-level life and physical science coursework.

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The Write Path II Mathematics

The Write Path II Mathematics reinforces the use of writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading in the mathematics classroom. The intended audience of The Write Path II Mathematics is grades 6 through 12 mathematics teachers who have (1) attended AVID Summer Institute and participated in The Write Path I Mathematics content strand, and (2) spent a school year implementing the AVID-based teaching methodologies introduced in The Write Path I Mathematics. The lessons in The Write Path II Mathematics are designed to build upon AVID strategies introduced in The Write Path I Mathematics.

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The Student Success Path

The Student Success Path shows students how to work successfully with their teachers, take effective notes, organize their notebooks, and work collaboratively, preparing them for high school and postsecondary success. The Path includes time logs, planning calendars, graphic organizers, and activities such as “Making Good Decisions about Your Future,” “The Importance of Your Notebook,” and “Accomplishing Goals.”

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AVID Bridges to Success: A Schoolwide Approach

AVID Bridges to Success: A Schoolwide Approach is designed for non-AVID-Elective educators who work with students transitioning from upper elementary through middle school. The materials within this book provide AVID WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies to enhance students’ learning in all core content areas.

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