Scaffolding for Middle School ELLs: The Story of an Hour

In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Marty Dreskin talks about the role of scaffolding for an 8th-grade lesson plan focused on "The Story of an Hour."

Teacher: Ida Demos, Martha Dreskin, Lynne Harper, Deborah Mathen, Maria Padilla-Enyart
Grade: 8
School Name: Harrison Middle School, Van Buren Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, Los Ranchos Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School

Scaffolding for middle school ELLs: "The Story of an Hour"

Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners: Scaffolding for Middle School ELLs with Marty Dreskin.

Standards

Reading Standards for Literature (6-12)

  • Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (Common Core State Standards RL 8.1)

Lesson Summary

In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Marty Dreskin talks about the role of scaffolding for an 8th-grade lesson plan focused on "The Story of an Hour," as well as her strategies for removing scaffolding as students showed more confidence with complex text.

Things to watch for:

  • Scaffolded lessons to support reading comprehension
  • Small group work and group instruction

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