Scaffolding Writing Assignments

28 Jul

Wood, Bruner, and Ross developed the metaphor “scaffolding” of assignments to describe the assistance a teacher or peer gives supporting the learning of the student. The support is the “scaffolding” which allows the learner to do new things gradually. As competence and experience grows, the “scaffolding” is gradually removed. Building in assignments in smaller steps with feedback along the way will improve your students’ learning and writing.