How do we scaffold transitions for kids as they move from board books to picture books to easy readers, chapter books, novels? How do we assist kids in moving from genre to genre? From fiction to nonfiction and back again? From graphic novel to novel in verse? Are we scaffolding these experiences? The answer is, I know from speaking to my PLN, a resounding YES. We book talk. We discuss. We demonstrate. We confer. We talk about our own experiences. We try to build scaffolds, ladders, thematic units, text sets, and the like.
I wonder how a program scaffolds?