Chunking: Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wed


Chunk size is critical to student learning and retention. In most classrooms the chunk size is much too large. We need smaller, digestible lesson segments with frequent checks for understanding and formative assessments.

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