Scaffolding Anticipation Guide On the anticipation guide provided, mark whether you agree or disagree with each statement. What big picture goals do you have for your students? What is Scaffolding? • Instructional strategy that helps students connect prior knowledge and experience with new information • A student’s prior knowledge may come from previous learning in a content area or previous grade level, or from previous life experiences. Scaffolding will….. • support students before, during, and after learning new concepts or skills. • put ideas and concepts into context. • help struggling and proficient readers engage in a difficult text. Scaffolding helps students… • better understand what they are reading and learning. • build confidence as they access more challenging material. • develop college-readiness skills (metacognition, problem solving, etc.). • become skilled and purposeful thinkers and readers. Scaffolding can and should… • enhance the learning goal of a lesson/unit. • encourage motivation for learning new material. • help students transition from needing teacher/peer assistance to independence. • be removed gradually as students begin to demonstrate mastery and no longer provided when students can perform the task independently. Examples of Scaffolding Activities Anticipation/Reaction Guide K-W-L Low-Stakes Pre-Writing Annotating Text Text Protocols (4 A’s, The Final Word, Block Party) • Chalk Talk • Show and Tell • • • • • Examples of Scaffolding Activities • Graphic Organizers (Flow Chart, Venn, Timeline) • Guided Notes (not every day or student) • RAFT: Role, Audience, Format, Topic • Think-Pair-Share • Providing Visual Aids (Picture, Virtual Tours, etc.) • Verbal Cues and Follow Up Questions Examples of Scaffolding Activities • Engineering Design Process (ask, imagine, plan, create, improve) • Pre-Reading Vocabulary • Modeling a Science Lab • Peer Tutoring (pair strong with weak) • Teacher Feedback/Error Analysis • Mnemonic Devices (PEMDAS, Roy-G-Biv) Examples of Scaffolding Activities 1) I Do, You Watch 2) I Do, You Help 3) You Do, I Help 4) You Do, I Watch Other Examples ?? Reaction Guide 1) True 2) True 3) False 4) False 5) True 6) False 7) True 8) True 9) False 10) True Tuning a Plan for Scaffolding Focus Question: What evidence of scaffolding exists in this lesson plan and how can I build more scaffolding into it?