||Providing Instructional Supports: Facilitating Mastery of New Skills
In this module, you learned about several different approaches to instructional scaffolding and how to use them. Specifically, you learned about:
Robert Reid, who developed the content in this module, has written extensively about scaffolding and strategies instruction. Click to hear him summarize the instructional scaffolding process.
- Content scaffolding
- Task scaffolding
- Material scaffolding
Robert Reid, PhD
Special Education &
University of Nebraska
As Dr. Reid discussed, instructional scaffolding is a way to achieve instructional goals. Furthermore, teachers can use it across grade levels and in combination with any academic task. Naturally, the type of scaffolding will vary depending on the needs of the student.
Think back to your initial responses to the following questions. After working through the resources in this module, do you agree with your Initial Thoughts? If not, what aspects of your answers would you change?
If you were Ms. Price, what could you do to help your students when they struggle with a task?
How might Ms. Price provide help to meet the individual needs of all her students, including those with disabilities?
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