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A Model for Scaffolding Writing Instruction: IMSCI
The Reading Teacher
  • Sylvia Read, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publisher
International Reading Association
Publication Date
1-1-2010
DOI
10.1598/RT.64.1.5
Disciplines
Abstract

The IMSCI model for teaching writing scaffolds the instruction so that students understand the features of a genre, see the teacher model writing a text in the target genre, participate in the creation of a text in the genre (through shared or collaborative writing), and independently write a text in the genre. This model is based on social learning theory and best practices in the instruction of English-language learners. An extended example of students writing historical fiction is provided, including images that show teacher modeling and student work.

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Citation Information
Read, S. (2010). A model for scaffolding writing instruction: IMSCI. The Reading Teacher, 64(1), 47-52.