Introduction to Scaffolding PowerPoint

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
• 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
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,
• 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?

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