The scaffolding icon is an indicator of whether a particular general education Lesson has additional supports aimed at further assisting striving readers and multilingual learners. These resources include simplified questions, tiered vocabulary, and a Close Listening Guide.
A selection of ELA and Social Studies Lessons have the Scaffolding tab, but not all of our Lessons offer them. At this time, none of the Current Event stories currently offer these extra supports. However, every story on Listenwise has built-in instructional and platform supports (i.e. the interactive transcript), so there are many resources available on Listenwise to support your students!
Explore our new ELD Lesson Library for lessons with the most scaffolds. They are designed specifically for ELs at lower levels of English language proficiency (beginner and low intermediate).