Universal Strategies Literacy – Scaffolding

The video discusses scaffolding in teaching, explaining that students with complex needs require the same level of support as other students. Scaffolding moves from modeling to guiding to gradual release and finally independence. The video provides an example of scaffolding, starting with the teacher reading out loud and pointing to each word, then guiding the student to read with their inside voice while the teacher points to each word. The gradual release would be the student reading each word with their inside voice, and the independent stage would be the student reviewing the word and pointing to or looking at the word they choose.