All of our students need scaffolds at one point or another, and I thought it would be useful if I brought together many of the posts that I’ve characterized as “scaffolding” into one place (as well as resources from others). Here’s a simple definition of scaffolding from Indiana University.
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Here they are (feel free to suggest more):
I’m actually going to start-off with an excellent post by Valentina Gonzalez titled Scaffolding for ELs.
6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students is from Edutopia.
8 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction is from Ms. Houser.
‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts is one of my posts over at Education Week Teacher. It’s Part Two in a series on…scaffolding for complex texts. Part One featured responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman. Part Two includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi.
This is a short video on scaffolding from Beyond The Bubble, a history site about which I’ve previously posted. Though it talks about history, its scaffolding recommendations can be helpful in any subject:
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) October 21, 2016
Just-in-Time Support is a good piece in ASCD Educational Leadership on scaffolding strategies.
— Andy Tharby (@atharby) September 1, 2016
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) March 4, 2016
— Stacey Shubitz (@sshubitz) August 5, 2015
7 Ways to Scaffold Instruction for English Language Learners is from Teach Learn Grow.
Scaffolding for Success: Best Practices for Secondary ELLs is from TESOL.
Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides is from Colorin Colorado.
On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students is from Edutopia.
How do I make my anchor charts ELL friendly? is by Valentina Gonzalez.
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) April 15, 2017
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) January 10, 2019
10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 1 is a great post by Judie Haynes.
10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 2 is by Judie Haynes.
Instructional Scaffolding to Improve Learning is from Northern Illinois University.
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) September 10, 2019
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) October 2, 2019
How scaffolding lessons can strengthen critical thinking development is from Education Dive.
A cute visual to help us understand all the ways we can scaffold instruction for language learners.
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) March 9, 2020