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More new resources that will support ELLs with instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards. This time, the new resources come in the form of Resource Guides for scaffolding the instruction of ELLs. I’ll tell you what the Resource Guides are, how they were developed, and I'll highlight some features of each.

What is scaffolding?

Cindy explains what scaffolding is and provides examples of how teachers can help newcomers access content with limited language proficiency.

Why ELLs need scaffolding

ELL expert Susan Lafond explains why ELLs may need some additional scaffolding and background knowledge.

Scaffolding the lesson

Marty explains why she decided to remove the scaffolding from the lesson as the students progressed.