Scaffolding for support

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Remote ‘teaching’: planning for and the evidence supporting it

In preparing for future remote learning it is important to draw from the evidence and our experiences so far. Below you will find various guides and strategies in order to plan most effectively for remote teaching to maximise engagement and learning. 1) The EEF published guidance in relation to effective remote learning. The full report …

Inferential reading

A strategy used to promote inference when reading, promoting an ability to connect what is in the text with what is in the mind. It can help pupils understand what to do when information is not stated explicitly in the text, using a simple strategy, “It says… I say…so…” Inferential reading

Reciprocal Reading

A strategy that encourages pupils to think about their own thought process during reading. It helps them become actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read. It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible. Reciprocal reading reciprocal_teaching_bookmark


Use this website as a fantastic tool to scaffold reading material in order to be more accessible. Additionally to focus on and embed challenging vocabulary. Rewordify

Reading Frameworks: Thinking hard

Use these templates to help students to chunk down the reading process and aid comprehension. It works well to model good practice for students to utilise in their independent study time. Thinking Reading Deconstruction Frame History example 2 History example 1

Scaffolding to support (English)

Use arrows to pose questions to help scaffold analysis of text, the level of challenge is indicated by the colour of the arrow. Scaffolding for pupils who need support

Talking debate

This speaking framework is a great tool to help pupils develop the skill to argue and debate. It scaffolds dialogue to enable pupils to express themselves with clarity and justification, a really important 21st century skill. Talking debate

Collaboration: Sharing the load (pupils)

Pupils are allocated a task to complete and share for all peers to access via padlet. This can be a great revision tool, additionally pupils use it to support them in answering questions. Similarly using Googledocs to create a shared revision document that has been collaborated on by an entire class considering one single aspect …

Collaboration: Peer support

When pupils work together they hone their creativity and critical thinking skills to help each other make sense of new material. It increases self-confidence as they discover they’re capable of mastering difficult concepts without help. Strategies to facilitate this: 1) Live question board – Using padlet pupils post their questions on and the teacher responds …