Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP® Model, 5th Edition

Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, Deborah J. Short

Published by Pearson

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This book introduces and explains the SIOP® (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model, a comprehensive, research-validated model of sheltered instruction, now implemented in districts throughout all 50 states and in dozens of countries. The SIOP Model improves teaching effectiveness and results in academic gains for students.

The SIOP Model, developed by the authors 20 years ago, offers teachers a comprehensive, well-articulated model of instruction for planning and implementing lessons that helps educators a) provide English learners and other students with access to grade-level content standards, b) develop the students’ academic English skills, and c) prepare students to be college and career ready. The only research-validated model of instruction currently available for teaching English learners, the SIOP Model is applicable across content areas and is now being implemented at all levels of education from pre-K to community colleges and universities.

In Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, 5th edition, the authors fully explain the SIOP Model and provide lesson plans and instructional activities to help teachers implement it effectively in K-12 classrooms. From its opening overview of the issues related to educating English learners to Chapter 12 which presents frequently asked questions with answers to help teachers get started implementing SIOP in elementary and secondary schools, the book continues to provide educators with the resource they have come to rely on as one of the most influential books in the field in years.
2017  358 pages

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Making Content Comprehensible is also available in versions for elementary and secondary educators. These parallel books, based on the widely-used foundational book, are designed to meet the specific needs of elementary or middle and secondary school students and teachers. In addition to the core information about the SIOP Model, the authors include lesson plans, teaching ideas, and many effective activities for working with learners in elementary or secondary settings.