4 scaffolding strategies to improve literacy skills

According to Pauline Gibbons (2015 ), a scaffold is a short-lived support a teacher offers to a trainee that enables the trainee to carry out a task he or she would not have the ability to perform alone.

As an educator with 30 years of experience in North Dakotas public schools, I have actually experienced students enter my classroom with varying degrees of readiness. In an effort to develop more fair educational chances, I have started to integrate scaffolding into my routine classroom activities.

The goal of scaffolding is to provide opportunities for accommodating students private abilities and needs as they grow and find out. It is necessary to note that scaffolding is basic to all equitable and effective teaching, and that the edtech resources lots of educators presently have access to support the combination of scaffolding into direction.

Here are four scaffolding methods I use, and some of the resources that support them:

If you desire students to internalize brand-new details, you need to expose them to it a number of times. Robert Marzano found that it was vital for instructors to expose trainees to the exact same word numerous times to boost trainees vocabulary.

About the Author:

Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools, and holds a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She is the NE Director and President Elect for the North Dakota Association of Technology Leaders, is a Discovery Education DEN Ambassador, a member of the DEN Leadership Council. She is licensed teacher, trainer, or ambassador for several edtech platforms including Flipgrid and a Breakout EDU.

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