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  1. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom I understand the need for high quality schools, teachers and instruction in closing the gap between Latino students/second language learners and their peers. I can identify and begin to apply scaffolding strategies that support students in mastering content and language standards. Kristin Houser Tollgate Elementary klhouser@aps.k12.co.us

  2. I can identify scaffolding strategies that support students in mastering content and language standards. SAFE AND COMFORTABLE TO TAKE RISKS! Listen Up! Language Skills: listening comprehension (understanding instructions) Socials Skills: cooperation, feeling comfortable/safe Language Levels: Beginners – Proficient Step 1: DANCE (!) around the room while the music is playing. Step 2: When the music stops, LISTEN to the instruction and work together to follow it! *** When the music starts back up, repeat!

  3. I understand the need for high quality schools, teachers and instruction in closing the gap between Latino students/second language learners and their peers. • The Latino • Educational Leadership • Highlights or most salient points • Discussion • listen actively • build on what others say • let the conversation flow • refer to the text (and if you like • background knowledge) • watch your air time • Share out something you heard your • neighbor say.

  4. I can identify and begin to apply scaffolding strategies that support students in mastering content and language standards. • Four Domains of Language Development: • Listening • Speaking • Reading • Writing Intentional planning and Scaffolding Instruction

  5. What is scaffolding instruction? • Scaffolding instruction is based on the work of Vygotsky who proposed that with an adult’s assistance, children could accomplish tasks they could not ordinarily perform independently (Bruner, 1975). • SUPPORT • supporting language development through the teaching of content • Build on what kids already know! • Make it comprehensible! • Make it achievable!

  6. Scaffolding Instruction Strategies • visuals/realia • modeling/gestures • small group work • connect to background knowledge • graphic organizers • sentence structures/starters • paraphrase and summarize understandings • TALK, TALK, TALK!!