The scaffolding icon is an indicator of whether a particular Lesson has additional supports aimed at further assisting striving readers and English Language 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!
To find Lessons with these supports, check the Extra Scaffolding box on the Search page or keep an eye out for the green Extra Scaffolding icon.