Adapting and Scaffolding Texts for Younger Students with Jonah Hassenfeld

What do you do when you find an amazing letter or article that is too long or too dense for your students? Learn how to modify and excerpt documents, allowing students to access the important ideas within them without losing the voice or intention of the original composition. See examples of modified documents and discuss strategies for introducing them to your students.

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Apply Your Learning

The following Go & Learn guides include three lesson plans each—one for youth, one for family education, and one for adult learning groups. Each lesson plan uses a text that you can adapt and excerpt for your students’ specific needs.

<p>"Ray Frank: The Jewish Lady Preacher" article from t<i>Israel: The Jewish Magazine</i>.</p>
<p>Courtesy of Brandeis University.</p>

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