Lida Hooe students using AVID (all 3rd – 5th grade students) have a chance to develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, college, and beyond in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy.
A Typical Day in an AVID Classroom at Lida Hooe
- Students use their PLANNER throughout the day
- Organizational Tools are expected to be used throughout the day
- Focused Note-taking strategies are utilized by all students
- All lessons, throughout subjects, have an emphasis on WICOR
What is WICOR?
- Writing = Inquiry Responses, Quick Writes, Focused Note Taking, Journaling, Writing Process, Essays, Reports
- Inquiry = Costa’s Levels of Questioning, Creating Inquiries, Socratic Seminars, Critical Thinking Activities, Essential Questions
- Collaboration = Group Projects, Study Groups, Peer Editing, SEL Circles, Philosophical Chairs
- Organization = Binders, Planners, Portfolios, Notes, Graphic Organizers
- Reading = Critical Reading Process (Interacting with Text, Making Annotations, Justifying Answers with Textual Evidence, Connecting Text to the Real World)
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