4 scaffolding strategies to improve literacy skills

As an educator with 30 years of expertise in North Dakota’s public colleges, I’ve witnessed college students enter my classroom with various levels of readiness. In an effort to create extra equitable educational alternatives, I’ve began to combine scaffolding into my common classroom actions.

According to Pauline Gibbons (2015), a scaffold is a short lived assist a instructor offers to a pupil that permits the scholar to carry out a job she or he wouldn’t have the option to carry out alone.

The aim of scaffolding is to present alternatives for accommodating college students’ particular person talents and desires as they study and develop. It is essential to notice that scaffolding is key to all efficient and equitable educating, and that the edtech assets many educators at present have entry to assist the combination of scaffolding into instruction.

Here are 4 scaffolding strategies I exploit, and among the assets that assist them:

1. One method I’ve used to design supportive instruction within the areas of vocabulary and studying is follow, repetition, paraphrasing, and modeling. If you need college students to internalize new data, you want to expose them to it a number of occasions. Robert Marzano discovered that it was essential for lecturers to expose college students to the identical phrase a number of occasions to improve college students’ vocabulary. When publicity is coupled with an specific remark in regards to the phrase and its which means, vocabulary acquisition doubled.

About the Author:

Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools, and holds a Master’s diploma 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 educator, coach, or ambassador for a number of edtech platforms together with Flipgrid and a Breakout EDU.


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