— [http://goo.gl/akOTg1] Often, we ask our students to write about topics they do not know much about, and we ask them to do it in a format with which they are not familiar. _______________________Education, pedagogy
Students' prior knowledge ::
When we scaffold students, they are better able to organize texts ::
Using modeling and joint production of texts ::
A Model for Scaffolding Writing Instruction; Pedagogy, Education, Sylvia Read, Utah State University, PDF ::
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