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ERIC Number: EJ793153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Using Scaffolding Techniques to Teach a Social Studies Lesson about Buddha to Sixth Graders
Vacca, James Stephan
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n8 p652-658 May 2008
When scaffolding is done correctly, students are encouraged to develop their own creativity, motivation, and resourcefulness. How teachers interact with students and how students interact with one another as they complete a task is important to students' ability to perform the activity. This article shows how scaffolding can be effectively applied in the teaching of a lesson on Buddha to four sixth-grade social studies classes. The author demonstrates that using scaffolding as an instructional technique helps model the desired learning strategies or tasks for the students throughout the lesson. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A