Grab and Go Lessons

Critical Reading

Explore lessons aligned with AVID’s critical reading process to engage students in deep learning through disciplinary literacy.

What’s New? (Grades 3–6)

In this critical reading lesson, students will synthesize the interactive text “What’s New?,” written by Lynn Brunelle, through a Double-Entry Journal to create Found Poetry.

Lesson 60-120 min Grades 3-6 Resource by:

What’s New? (Grades 1–2)

In this critical reading lesson, students will apply the interactive text “What’s New?,” written by Lynn Brunelle, through 10-2-2 Note-Taking to engage in a Carousel Brainstorm.

Lesson 60-90 min Grades 1-2 Resource by:

Seeking Solutions (K–2)

Prepare students for a Socratic Seminar with a marking the text activity in this interactive, critical reading lesson, which focuses on math, science, and social studies.

Lesson 90 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

Seeking Solutions (3–6)

Explore “Seeking Solutions”—a critical reading lesson that examines an interactive text which focuses on math, science, and social studies.

Lesson 120 min Grades 3-6 Resource by:

Curing What Ails You

Use this interactive text from National Geographic to guide your students in grades K–2 through a lesson where they learn to engage the text in a structured dialogue.

Lesson 90 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

Curing What Ails You

Share this interactive text from National Geographic with your students in grades 3–6 and guide them through the creation of a poetic representation of their learning.

Lesson 120 min Grades 3-5 Resource by:

STEM Career Connections

Introduce students to career opportunities they may not know exist and help them develop the skills they need to be future-ready with this critical reading lesson from AVID Weekly.

Lesson 90 min Grades 6-8 Resource by:

Abraham’s Artifacts

Teach students how to develop an evidence-based claim organizer while evaluating “Abraham’s Artifacts” by Brenna Maloney.

Lesson 90 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

Saving History

Explore this interactive text from National Geographic and guide students through an activity using note-taking strategies to creatively engage with the text.

Lesson 90 min Grades 3-5 Resource by:

Dog on Wheels

Explore this critical reading lesson that focuses on bringing STEM into your classroom with engaging videos and interactive text for your students to unpack.

Lesson 60 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

Make the World a Better Place!

Engage students with this critical reading lesson to think about how they can make a difference in the world through this audio-guided article available in English and Spanish.

Lesson 90 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

What Changes in Fall?

Explore what changes in the fall with your students in this audio-guided article where students discover animals and colors associated with the season.

Lesson 90 min Grades K-2 Resource by: