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AVID

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AVID Elementary teaches students academic skills at an age-appropriate level that will help them succeed at each level of their education. AVID Elementary professional learning provides teaching strategies and best practices that are utilized in each class across the grade level. Students learn note-taking, organization, and collaboration skills - and are able to start thinking about their educational path to college.

AVID at Renner

AVID Elementary is the building block to prepare achievement-minded students to be college, career, and life ready for success in a global society.

  • Advancement
    • Moving Up
  • Via
    • Through
  • Individual
    • Your Own
  • Determination
    • Hard Work

AVID Information for Parents

Read about our semester focuses and how we apply AVID at home and at Renner. Here is a PDF document you can print out with this information. 

Semester Focuses

  • First Semester: Organization
  • Second Semester: Inquiry

AVID at Renner

  • AVID Binder to organize school work
  • Students tracking own data
  • Goal setting
  • Planner with something student worked on that day
  • Organized desk materials
  • Organized backpack
  • Collaboration with peers
  • Visual class schedule

AVID at Home

  • Organized bedroom (bed is made, toys put
    away)
  • Weekly/Monthly family calendar
  • Tasks that promote responsibility (help w/ dinner, dishes, laundry)
  • Student sharing AVID planner with adult each night

WICOR

Here at Renner, we focus on WICOR strategies when teaching & learning in the classroom. 
WICOR is an acronym that stands for: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization & Reading.  All of our classrooms Kindergarten - Fifth grade incorporate WICOR strategies in teaching & learning.  WICOR is a part of the AVID Instructional Framework we use at Renner Elementary School.

Below are some visuals to help you understand what WICOR is and what it entails. 

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Costa's Levels of Questioning

To better understand the content that our Renner Roadrunner's are being asked in their core subject areas, it is essential for students to learn to think critically and to ask higher levels of questions.  

By asking higher levels of questions, students deepen their knowledge and create connections to the material being presented. Students need to be familiar with Costa's Levels of Thinking to assist them in formulating higher levels of questions. 

Here is a great visual chart to understand the levels of thinking. You can also expand the panels below for more information.