2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Academic Uses of English: A Focus on Science

Dr. Deborah Short
Center for Applied Linguistics
Dr. Jana Echevarria
California State University, Long Beach

Presented Monday, October 1, 2007
2007 CREATE Conference
Oak Brook, IL



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Research overview: The Impact of the SIOP Model on Middle School Science and Language Learning PDF

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) PDF

Sample SIOP Lesson Plan PDF

Sample Science Language Assessment PDF


Recommended Readings

These readings were cited in connection with this presentation.


Biancarosa, G., & Snow, C. (2004). Reading next: A vision for action and research in middleand high school literacy. Report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

California Department of Education. (2004). Statewide Stanford 9 test results for reading: Number of students tested and percent scoring at or above the 50th percentile ranking. Retrieved February 23, 2004, from http://www.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/

Echevarria, J., Vogt, M.E., & Short, D. (2008). Making content comprehensible to English
learners: The SIOP model. 3rd edition. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Echevarria, J., Short, D., & Powers, K. (2006). School reform and standards-based education: An instructional model for English language learners. Journal of Educational Research, 99(4), 195-210.

Siegel, H. (2002). Multiculturalism, universalism, and science education: In search of common ground. Science Education, 86, 803-820.


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