A Model for Scaffolding Writing Instruction: IMSCI

Read, Sylvia
September 2010
Reading Teacher;Sep2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p47
Academic Journal
The article offers a model for the use of the teaching technique of scaffolding in writing instruction. The author discusses the importance of the study of writing from different genres in elementary education. Several steps in the concept of scaffolding are presented including inquiry, modeling, shared writing, collaborative writing, and independent writing. An educational research project is presented in which fourth-grade students were taught how to write historical fiction. The steps taught to the students through the use of the scaffolding model are presented including prewriting, writing rough drafts, and peer revision.


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