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					      AVID Essential No. 5: A strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum provides a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom.

   AVID Essential No. 5                   What are some examples you have (in your binder or               What are some examples you have (in your binder or portfolio) of
   (Writing and Reading-to-               portfolio) of Essential No. 5 evidence you have completed in     Essential No. 5 evidence you have completed in English, Math,
            Learn)                        AVID?                                                            Science, History, Art, or other classes? (List evidence for each Indicator—
                                          (List evidence for each Indicator—an example is given for you)   an example is given for you)
Indicator No. 1                           Example: AVID work on summarization or the use of                Example: Summary writing from other classes or Learning Logs
                                          Learning Logs                                                    from other classes
Students in the AVID elective
class spend time in writing-to-learn
activities, which are part of a
vertically aligned instructional plan,
and use the writing-to-learn activities
in all core academic subject areas.




Indicator No. 2                           Example: Completed Cornell Notes, examples of the                Example: Completed Cornell Notes, examples of the writing
                                          writing process from AVID                                        process from classes other than AVID
AVID students use writing to create
permanent documents or records for
review, study, analysis, synthesis,
and evaluation.




Indicator No. 3                           Example: Completed Cornell Notes with review evident,            Example: Completed Cornell Notes with test attached, showing the
                                          notes on how to review notes                                     benefits of reviewing notes in classes other than AVID
AVID students take and use
Cornell notes and have integrated the
development of effective notetaking
skills for understanding rigorous
content and preparing for tests in all
core academic subject areas. They
model Cornell note taking for other
students as a schoolwide strategy for
assisting students to access rigorous
content.
Indicator No. 4                         Example: AVID work on improving reflections on Tutorials   Example: Written reflections for labs in science or group activity in
                                        and/or reflections on student learning in AVID             history
Written reflections and/or learning
logs are a weekly part of the AVID
classroom, are part of the AVID
students’ grades, and are used in all
core academic subject areas.


Indicator No. 5                         Example: Highlighted and annotated text used in AVID       Example: Reading-to-Learn strategies used on texts from other
                                                                                                   classes
Students in the AVID elective
class receive instruction in
reading to-learn activities; the
activities are part of a yearlong
vertically aligned instructional
plan, and students use the
reading-to-learn activities in all
core academic courses.




            Reflection: In what ways to we write about the subjects we learn in school? Is there a relationship between how well we learn and how
            well we understand what we read? Why are effective reading and writing activities important to your future success?

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