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Simple Scaffolding

posted Sep 9, 2015, 3:44 AM by Wesley Akers
    Sometimes I view scaffolding and differentiation as overwhelming tasks. When students encounter roadblocks preventing them from accessing text and content, I too often rush to a teacher lead mini-lesson. But in reality, all students need are the words to get them started thinking, writing, reading, or talking. This article by Rebecca Alber describes three simple, yet highly effective scaffolding strategies for giving kids the words they need to get started. Nearly every day, I incorporate all three strategies into my daily lessons and can attest to their success. I linked the article to the image below.