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This strand is designed for English/Language Arts teachers (grades 6–12) who are new to AVID concepts and methodologies. Participants will apply strategies from AVID’s The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading curriculum resource (provided to participants). A primary focus of the strand is a critical reading process that includes the following strategies: planning for reading, prereading, building vocabulary, interacting with the text, and extending beyond the text. Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Organization are included as tools for developing critical reading skills across genres, from the foundational to the advanced levels. Participants will examine strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous texts in the English Language Arts class with an emphasis on college readiness.

Course Number: EDUC-40070
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)