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Friday the 13th
AVID Mission Statement
Read the AVID Mission Statement below and complete the, "Getting the GIST" activity below.
The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least-served students who are in the middle:
will succeed in rigorous curriculum
will complete a college-preparatory path
will enter mainstream activities of the school
will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
will become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society
AVID's systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school wide / district wide learning and performance.
Getting The Gist:
The GIST (Generating Interactions between Schemata and Text) reading comprehension strategy can be used both during and after reading a piece of text. One creates a GIST by writing a summary of 20 words that precisely captures the main ideas of the text in a complete sentence.
HERE IS WHAT YOU DO:
Review the AVID Mission Statement and create a GIST of the statement. You must use exactly 20 words. Review your GIST to make sure it is clean and contains the main ideas of the AVID Mission Statement.
Use 20 Words
Review to make sure you've covered the main ideas
1) Leader, keep people on task
2) Writer, write down the mission statement from the group
3) Review, does the GIST reflect the mission statement
4) Time / Voice check (keep task moving forward but not too loudly)
help on how to format text
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