This page contains an alphabetized list of scaffolding strategies.

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A


ABC Boxes
ABC Brainstorm
ABC Summary
Academic Language (Focus on general academic language that transfers across disciplines)
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Acrostic
Activate Prior Knowledge
Affinity Diagram (Example)
Analogize
Anticipation Guide
Antonyms
Annotate
Appraising Change Worksheet
Assemble Cut-up Summaries



B


Brainstorm (Padlet, Primary Pad, Verso)

C


Categorize
Cause and Effect Worksheet
€Character Comparisons/Maps
Chart
€Checklists
Checklist Retelling
Choose Your Own Reading Activity
Closure Activities
Cloze Passages
Cognates
Collaboration (Seven Norms)
Collaboration Toolkit
Collaborative Inquiry Template
Common Core Sentence Frames
€Compare & Contrast (Elementary)
Compare & Contrast Key Words
Comparison Graphic Organizer
Concept Definition Map
€Concept Sort (List, Group, & Label)
Contextual Inquiry

Conversation Circle Rubric (by Amy Leonard)



D


Decision Making Worksheet
Describe & Draw
Dramatize
Draw or Illustrate Key Passages of Text


E


Effective Questioning & Classroom Talk (a Toolkit)

€Embedded Reading

Exit Tickets
Expository Text Retelling Rubric


F


Fishbowl
Flask
Foldables
Four A's Protocol
Four Corners

€Frayer Model


G


Games (Charades, Detective, M&Ms, Taboo (Cards), Tell Me About, $10,000 Pyramid)
Gimme 5
Gouin Series
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (especially good for guiding cognition - from Daily Teaching Tools)
Graphic Organizers (in different target languages, organized by instructional reading & writing tasks)
Group Norms
Group Roles (Tent Cards)


H


Highlight
Highlight specific grammatical features
Highlight words they KNOW
Human Graphing (Ex 1, Ex 2)


I


€Idea Rating Sheet/Opinionnaire
Inquiry Chart
Inside/Outside Circles
Interview Preparation
Interview the Text
Interview Template
Invent Subtitles


J


Jigsaw (Read & Retell)
€ Journals (Dialectical, Double-entry)


K


Kindergarteners as Experts - A video that explains how Kindergarten teachers paired their students with a 6th grade partner in order to research a particular bird species. What is powerful here is the way that a standardized "project board" format enabled the Kindergarten children to successfully share and present their research
KWL Chart (Modified)


L


Language Ladders
Lesson Closure Frame
Literature Circle Thinking Hats


M


€Magic Box
Making Inferences
Map
Map the Story
Match (paragraphs to titles or main ideas, pictures to text, words to synonyms or antonyms)
Metacognitive Activities
Mind Map
Mystery Picture


N


Narrative Story Retelling Checklist
Non-fiction Retelling Self-assessment Sheet (elementary)


O


Open Compare/Contrast
€Opinion/Proof
Order Scrambled Paragraphs


P


€Paraphrase
Pattern Puzzles
PearDeck
€Predictions (First Lines, Possible Sentences, With Pictures)
Prefixes
€Problem-solving Tasks
Process Sheets
Protocols
Protocols from Expeditionary Learning


Q


Quality Work Protocol - Templates on pp. 6-10
Question Answer Response (QAR)
Questioning


R


Read an Easier Text on Same Topic First
Read and Retell
Reader Response (Taxonomy of Reflection)
€Reading Comprehension Strategies
Reading Response Choice Boards
Reciprocal Strategies Wksheet
Reciprocal/Power Teaching
€Reflect or Self-assess (I can . . . )
Respond to a Quote (Essay)
€Responding to Non-fiction Template
Role Plays
Roll a Topic
Roll and Retell (Example 2) (Rubric)


S


Save the Last Word for Me
Say Something (Sentence Stems)
Scavenger Hunt (Another ex.)
€Selective Underlining
Self-assessments (I can . . . )
Semantic Feature Analysis
Sentence Frames
Sentence Starters for Reading Response
Sequence (Events, from the text, objects, pictures, sentences, or paragraphs)
Show & Tell
€Signal Cards (May use other content)
Signature Searches
Six Types of Socratic Questions
Snowballs
Sort (objects, pictures, or sentences)
Sound Effects Read Aloud Activity
SQ4R
Stand When You Hear...
Story Boards (Elementary version; Online Storyboard Creator)
Story Maps (Online StoryMap Creator)
Story Pyramid
Story Squares
Strategies for Structuring Discussions
Subtitles
Suffixes
Sum It Up (Instructions)
Surveys or Questionnaires
Synonyms


T


T-chart
Talking Chips
Templates (Foldables, Pop-up Cards, Scientific Writing Scaffolds, Smoosh Books, Videos)
Text Rendering Protocol
€Text Structures
Thesis/Proof
Think Aloud
Think Alouds
Think-Pair-Share
Thinking Routines
Three-minute Pause
Three, Two, One
Total Physical Response (TPR)
Tricider



U



V


Venn Diagram (2, 3, with summary) (Example 2) (Example 3)
Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
Vocabulary Word Map (Alt. Version)


W


Web
Weighted Pros and Cons
Word Banks
Word Families
Word Roots
Word Sorts
Word Walls (Editable Word Wall Templates)
Write True/False Statements


X



Y



Z



Activity Structures


Affinity Diagram (Example)
€Carrousel Walk
Four A's Protocol
Four Corners
Grab-a-Word
Human Graphing (Ex 1, Ex 2)
Inside/Outside Circles
Jigsaw
Learning Centers
Mixers
Musical Chairs
Panel of Experts
Popcorn
Reciprocal/Power Teaching
Role Plays
Scavenger Hunt (Another ex.)
Show & Tell
Signature Searches
Stand When You Hear...
Strategies for Structuring Discussions
Think-Pair-Share


Pedagogical Helps


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Signal(s) for Attention


Tech Tools

(Categorized by Function)

Brainstorming
€ Padlet or Popplet
€ TitanPad
€ Tricider
Creating Products
€ Canva,Infogr.am, Venngage
€ Edublogs
€ Glogster or Mixbook
€ Issuu
€ Letterpop
€ MakeMyNewspaper
€ Motivator
€ SimplebookletorSmore
€ Storybird
€ StoryboardThat
€ Timetoast or Capzles
€ ToonDoo
€ Weebly, Wix, Wikispaces
Gathering & Analyzing Info.
€ BlendSpace or Wikispaces
€ Gliffy orMindomo
€ Google Formsor Wufoo
€ PollEverywhere or Survey Monkey
€ Thinglink
Interviewing
€ Appear.in
€ Audacity or Vocaroo
€ ChatWing
€ Google Hangouts or Skype
Voicethreador Voki