GCISD AVID Vertical Alignment of Skills and Strategies

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The AVID Elective class is built around detailed content standards in each of these eight domains: 

Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • Writing Skills
  • Writing Applications
  • Writing to Learn

Inquiry

  • Costa’s Levels of Thinking
  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminar and Philosophical Chairs

Collaboration

  • Types of Interactions
  • Positive Interaction Skills

 Organization

  • Organization and Time Management
  • Note-Taking
  • Research and Technology
  • Test Preparation/Test-Taking
Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Textual Analysis

College Readiness

  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips
  • College and Career Knowledge
  • College Entrance Testing
  • College Admissions

Character Development

  • Self-Awareness
  • Goals
  • Community & School Involvement
  • Ownership of Learning

Communication

  • Speaking
  • Listening
The AVID Elective curriculum supports student success by intentionally scaffolding and increasing expectations around specific skills and strategies designed to accelerate growth in the eight domain categories. The foundational skills and strategies are as follows: