Today students prepared their ISN reference pages with 20 additional AVID Left Side (Creative Output) activities. We will be adding in examples to each of these strategies over the next few weeks.
I asked the students to warm-up by creating an EXIT TICKET which directly related to out learning target for the day. The EXIT TICKET asked them:
List 3 AVID AWESOME LEFT SIDE strategies that you will practice this year and write 1 sentence describing why you like this strategy (or why you think you will be good at using it).
We then did a whole class PopCorn Read Aloud of at least three of the strategies (Venn Diagram, Six Word Memoirs, Concept Maps, and Band Buzz) and I projected examples from previous years.
Students then had 25+ minutes to cut and paste the strategies into their notebook.
Students got a reminder to complete their EXIT TICKET approximately 7-10 minutes before the end of the period.
The only period that was not able to complete the above is 2nd period due to our active shooter drill. We lost approximately 30 minutes of class time to the drill. For this reason, 2nd period will turn in their EXIT TICKETS at the beginning of class on Monday.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.