The Construction Zone

Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers

Instructional scaffolding is an essential part of teaching literacy. But what is scaffolding exactly? What does it look like in a classroom, and how can we improve the ways we use it? Despite its prominence in the repertoire of teaching strategies, scaffolding remains a vague concept for many teachers.

In essence, scaffolding is the idea of supporting students as they build independence. In The Construction Zone, Terry Thompson identifies four critical processes to deepen your understanding and improve your practice of instructional scaffolding:

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Instructional scaffolding is an essential part of teaching literacy. But what is scaffolding exactly? What does it look like in a classroom, and how can we improve the ways we use it? Despite its prominence in the repertoire of teaching strategies, scaffolding remains a vague concept for many teachers.

In essence, scaffolding is the idea of supporting students as they build independence. In The Construction Zone, Terry Thompson identifies four critical processes to deepen your...read more

About the Author(s)

Terry likes to help people. That's why he became a teacher, a literacy coach, and a psychotherapist. "I'm a helper. It's what I do, and it's the core of my personality. It makes sense, then, that I would gravitate toward a career that would allow me to help others.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Donalyn Miller
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Scaffolding
PART 1: FOCUS
Chapter 2: Getting Focuses
Chapter 3: Staying Focused
PART 2: FLEXIBILITY
Chapter 4: Flexible Design
Chapter 5: Flexible Delivery
PART 3: FEEDBACK
Chapter 6: The Feedback Loop
Chapter 7: Constructive Feedback
PART 4: RESPONSIBILITY
Chapter 8: Teaching for Responsibility
Chapter 9: Monitoring for Responsibility
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 216 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: WEB-0869
ISBN: 978-157110-869-2

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