Scaffolding-Good Example (3:00)

Definition of Scaffolding: Forms of support provided by the teacher to help students understand the content of the lesson.

In this video, the teacher uses various kinds of scaffolding to create a good lesson sequence for an ESL class.

PDF: Scaffolding in Second Language Context

Background Information

Topic: What you have in your garage

Goal: Students will be able to talk about items in their garages

Skill(s) in target: Speaking

Materials: Pictures of items usually stored in the garage


1. The teacher waits long enough for students to come up with meaningful answers.

2. The teacher rephrases the question.

3. The teacher gives hints.

4. The teacher encourages peers to answer the questions.