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Scaffolding for Student Success
Scaffolding as a strategy for moving students toward understanding a complex conceptWatch this segment of a lesson from Lindsay Young’s class where students are working on building literary analysis skills. We’ll point out the specific strategies we see, but we want you to notice what makes them work, as well as any other strategies you notice. What are the subtle teacher moves? Where do you see the students learning?
After participating, take a look at these related resources:
- Looking for more inspiration from Ms. Young? Check out her entire lesson on building analysis skills, as well as the blog about her classroom.
- Ms. Young’s lesson is part of a larger series on the power of integrating art in the classroom. Click here to view the entire series.
- Want to see other scaffolding strategies in action? Here are a few videos to get you started!
- Interacting with Complex Texts: Scaffolding Reading
- Using Text Features to Gather Evidence about Soil
- Hint Cards
- Interested in more strategies for English Language Learners? Check out our teacher toolkit for ELL.
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