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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes! No safety net, no parachute—they’re just left to their own devices. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids. Scaffolding and differentiation do have something in common, though. So let’s get to some scaffolding strategies you may or may not have tried yet. 1. How many of us say that we learn best by seeing something rather than hearing about it? Try a fishbowl activity, where a small group in the center is circled by the rest of the class; the group in the middle, or fishbowl, engages in an activity, modeling how it’s done for the larger group. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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An ESL Reading lesson plan template I Had No Idea, too I’m always surprised when I get reader questions or talk to people preparing for their upcoming ESL job interviews that they don’t know how to make a basic lesson plan. But, it’s not so crazy I guess and I actually had no system of any sort until I took the CELTA course a few years back. The ESL reading lesson plan that I’m going to share with you today is modelled after that and it can provide you with a solid foundation upon which to expand and adjust to suit the needs of your own classes. (If your classes are focused on speaking, check out this ESL Speaking Lesson Plan Template). There are five basic ESL lesson plan steps for a class focused on reading that I’ll describe below.

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BL-101: Beginning to Blend (K-12) Description This course will teach you about blended and personalized learning as a whole, and show you how to stretch your thinking and try something new. You’ll learn the how and why of “blended” and how blended/personalized learning is changing the face of teaching and learning. Page 2: How Do I Scaffold Instruction? There are no hard-and-fast rules for how to scaffold instruction. In fact, how a teacher chooses to go about it will much depend on the task or strategy in question and the students’ needs. The teacher should use common sense, teaching experience, and the students’ needs to assess what type of scaffolding or support will be required by the students. Although a teacher may scaffold instruction in a number of ways, it is nevertheless important to note that there are two critical elements to keep in mind when using instructional scaffolding: Modeling: Throughout the learning process, students should be able to watch their teacher model, or demonstrate, each step in the task or strategy multiple times. Such modeling and repetition allow students to understand both how to perform each step and why each step is important.

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Instructional scaffolding support given to a student by an instructor throughout the learning process Instructional scaffolding is the support given to a student by an instructor throughout the learning process. This support is specifically tailored to each student; this instructional approach allows students to experience student-centered learning, which tends to facilitate more efficient learning than teacher-centered learning.[1] This learning process promotes a deeper level of learning than many other common teaching strategies.

Strategies: Show & Tell, Tap Into Prior Knowledge, Give Time to Talk, Preteach Vocabulary, Use Visual Aids, Pause/Ask Questions/Pause/Review. I will try them all! by dipperyt Mar 9

(from the website): What's the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, "Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday." Yikes -- no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding -- just left blowing in the wind. by dipperyt Mar 9

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