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10th Grade AVID Essential Skills

AVID II Essential Elements:  10th Grade College Preparatory Plan

Cornell Notes

  • Demonstrate effective note taking in the right column of the Cornell Notes page (Click here to see a sample page.)
  • Show evidence of conceptual thinking in the left column of the Cornell Notes page

Materials Management:  The Avid Binder

  • Continue to maintain an organized binder
  • Complete 8 pages of notes for each binder check

Time Management:  

The Agenda

  • Expand use of the agenda, assignment log or AVID calendar to include school activities as well as class assignments, projects, and tests.
  • Use backwards mapping for long-term assignments

Learning Styles

  • Use understanding of personal learning style and apply the understanding to individual courses and teachers

Costa’s Levels of Questioning

Goal Setting

  • Create an action plan for each type of goal:  long-, mid- and short-range.

Test-Taking/ Study Skills

  • Use test-taking tips (Strategies for Success Unit 13) to prepare for End of Instruction and Advanced Placement testing

Reading Strategies

  • Understand use of language devices in literature

Writing Strategies

  • Use the writing process (pre-writing, rough drafting, revising, editing, publishing)
  • Write an effective paragraph
  • Write a three-part essay (introduction, body, conclusion)

Learning Logs

  • Write reflective learning logs