AVID Elementary

At the elementary level, AVID focuses on student success skills, organizational skills, WICOR lessons, and partnerships. Palmyra utilizes AVID in grades 3 - 6 and will be extended by a grade level per year.

Student Success Skills

Student Success skills are centered around note-taking, study skills, and critical thinking.  Students are taught using AVID strategies such as 2 and 3 column notes, Socratic seminars, and one-pagers.

2 Column Notes

Organizational Skills

AVID organizational skills are centered around the AVID binder.  Students are taught to keep all papers in the AVID binder, behind the appropriate tab, so that they do not lose papers or have to search through their backpacks for them.  Students also use an agenda to record assignments and due dates.  Students write all assignments in their agendas at the end of the day and highlight any assignments they have already completed.





WICOR stands for Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn.  Teachers incorporate all parts of WICOR into their lessons across the curriculum.


Partnerships in AVID elementary focus on classes and families.  Classes have grade-level buddies with whom they do activities to teach the younger students the AVID strategies and to build relationships between students.  For example, Ms. Campbell's 5th and 6th grade GATE class partnered with Mrs. Rowe's 2nd and 3rd grade class to teach 3 column notes.




Click here to visit the AVID website to learn more!