Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners: The SIOP Model

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - English language - 212 pages
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"A unique resource for teachers facing the increasing number of English language learners in today's classrooms, Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners is a guide to the successful implementation and evaluation of sheltered instruction. It presents the first field-tested model of sheltered instruction, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), which provides teachers with an easy-to-use tool for planning effective sheltered lessons and reflecting on their own teaching experience. In each chapter of Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners, real-life teaching scenarios are used to present the key components of the SIOP model. Underlying strategies, as well as specific indicators of instruction, are identified in a clear and understandable style. At the same time, each vignette is full of useful, practical suggestions for teaching English language learners. Readers can gain ideas for lessons in a variety of content areas and grade levels, and learn techniques for adapting materials and instruction to best meet students' needs. Additionally, each chapter contains a scoring guide to provide feedback on a teacher's own experiences with the sheltered approach -- helping to identify strengths and weaknesses, and point the way toward effective teaching solutions." For pre-service and in-service teachers of English language learners.

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Introducing Sheltered Instruction
Indicators of Lesson Preparation
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Deborah J. Short is Director of the Language Education and Academic Development division at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. MaryEllen Vogt is Co-Director of the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading and Professor at California State University, Long Beach. Jana Echevarria is Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling at California State University, Long Beach.

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