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Copy of AVID: Critical Reading Strategies

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Mrs. Dobes

on 11 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of AVID: Critical Reading Strategies

AVID Critical Reading Strategies
Pre-Reading Strategies
Post-Reading Activities
Surveying the Text / Text Scrolling
Vocabulary Awareness Charting
KWL Charts
Making Connections
30 Second Expert
Displaying pictures, videos, or other prompts
Marking the Text: Non-fiction
1. Number the paragraphs.
2.Circle key terms, cited authors and other essential
words or numbers.
3.Underline the author(s) claims and other
information relevant to the reading purpose.
Marking the Text:
An Active Reading Strategy
Periodically pausing to connect helps readers gain a deeper understanding of the text. Readers pause to connect to:
clarify information
connect visual aids to words on a page
summarize ideas
trace actions/relationships of characters
analyze the author's purpose/tone/diction
Pausing to Connect:
An Active Reading Strategy
Charting the Text:
An Active Reading Strategy
Writing Prompts
The One Pager
Silent Debate (two students debate on paper)
Sentence Starters
Socratic Seminars
Saying Side
Doing Side
The Target Area is a Statement that blends both what the author is saying and doing.
Target Area
Sci, LA, SS, Rdg, Electives
How many miles would you say you drive in a week?
How much gas do you think you spend per month?
Active Reading Strategies
Rereading the Text
Marking the Text
Pausing to Connect
Writing in the Margins
Charting the Text
The Critical
Reading Process

The One Pager:
A Post-Reading Activity
Standard 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper
Title and author
Two-three key passages from text
One or more graphic representations
A personal response to each passage
Border/other decoration as appropriate
Fill the entire page
How do we teach students to "do" math?
What is Polya's four-step process?
Sometimes it's OKAY to give the main idea first!
*refer to handout
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But this will take too many copies!
Sheet protectors!
Cornell notes!
Cornell Notes
On right side:
key vocabulary and definitions
Charting the Text
With a Partner
Students examine and analyze the microstructure of the text—students focus on the deliberate choices the author made while constructing the text.
Charting the Text: Rationale
Students gain insight into how authors construct meaning—a move beyond just comprehension.
Dramatically improves students' understanding of text.
Leads into writing texts with sophistication.
One-Pager: Rationale
Students visualize what they've read and investigate text on a variety of levels.
Forces students to collapse info down to key points.
Helps students make connections.
Graphic representations have strong metaphorical and analytical application to higher-level thinking.
Content-Area Adaptations
Social Studies
Concept-based vocab
Words that signal relationships (this led to. . . as a result. . .)
Names of people/ historical events,
Dates, numbers

Action words (divide, simplify, solve etc.)
Units, values, percentages,
Variables, formulas
Process, descriptions
Formulas, units of measure
"If-then" statements
*refer to handout
*Read your article
Pencil--no touchy!
AVID is like peanut butter. You can't get it out without
getting it everywhere!
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