ESL Pre-determined Scaffolds

English learners will be able to perform at high levels if the teacher provides the necessary support. Scaffolds are predetermined during the lesson planning process by anticipating the students’ needs. When developing the lesson, the teacher plans the scaffolds for modeling the lesson, bridging to prior knowledge, and contextualizing the task. For metacognitive development, the teacher will explicitly teach the scaffold or support strategy and explain what it is, why they need it, and how it is helpful. Scaffolds are evaluated, reworked and/or removed when not needed.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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