Faded Support Terminal Velocity Writing Scaffolds

Explaining terminal velocity is a classic piece of GCSE writing. The cognitive demands are high:

  1. recalling the sequence;
  2. structuring the text;
  3. phrasing the sentences.

I have designed this sequence of faded scaffolding to take place over several weeks (making use of spaced practice). It follows on from direct instruction style teaching.

Terminal velocity frames (variation theory)
Model response to task, demonstrating some tricky sentence structures.

A pdf of the full sequence is here: Terminal velocity frames (variation theory)

Ben