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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This book is an invaluable resource for training educators to work effectively with English language learners. It presents a model of sheltered instruction, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), which provides school administrators, teachers, teacher candidates, and university field experience supervisors with a tool for observing and quantifying a teacher's implementation of quality sheltered instruction.Making Content Comprehensible presents a coherent, specific, field-tested model of sheltered instruction that specifies the features of a high quality sheltered lesson that teaches content material to English language learners. Each of the 30 items from the SIOP model are illustrated through vignettes. Three different lessons for each item are rated and discussed, allowing the book to be applied to a variety of content areas and grade levels.

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This book is "based on 15 years of research". But, public education has changed dramatically in the past 15 years and many of their ideas and suggestions are outdated. Most experienced teachers have ... Read full review

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Changing my teaching :) Read full review


Introducing Sheltered Instruction
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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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