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AVID students visit Stewart
AVID students visit Stewart
Posted on 01/27/2017

On January 25th, the Kalles 9th Grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class visited Stewart Elementary in order to both give back to the community and to model some AVID strategies for the next wave of AVID students. 

 The 9th graders planned a full day of appropriate activities for all grades.  They began with 6th graders, teaching them how to engage in the AVID tutorial process, a strategy designed to encourage students to use questions to discover their misunderstandings rather than have someone tell them their misunderstandings.  The AVID students then visited the 4th grade classroom to teach students Philosophical Chairs.  9th graders began by teaching the 4th graders the importance of listening, responding to opposing views, and providing evidence.  The younger students then had an opportunity to experience a couple of Philosophical Chairs debates.

 The AVID students ended their day with the younger students at Stewart.  AVID students taught 3rd graders how to mark text in order to be more successful at answering comprehension questions and then got to be recess role models for the kindergarten and 1st graders.

 Both Kalles and Stewart students had a wonderful, engaging, and learning-filled day!