To deepen districts and schools understanding of the components of the SIOP Model and how to implement them effectively, CAL has created videos that illustrate three specific SIOP lessons, each at a different grade level:
- Second Grade Science Lesson: Life Cycle of a Butterfly
- Eighth Grade Math Lesson: Polyhedrons
- High School/GED English Arts Lesson: Irony
The three videos are available on a single DVD: SIOP in Action: Instructional Videos Featuring Complete SIOP Lessons at Three Grade Levels. The DVD comes with a companion viewers guide the provides professional developers and educators with an overview of the SIOP lessons illustrated in the three videos, offers video observation tips and questions to guide the viewing of each lesson, and include the three SIOP teachers’ lesson plans to deepen educators’ understanding of how to plan a lesson that integrates language and content instruction.
The videos can be used for a variety of purposes and audiences. Professional developers can use them to showcase full SIOP lessons for teachers who are ready to look more deeply at SIOP Model implementation. Those charged with supporting SIOP Model professional development initiatives may use the videos to supplement the classroom video segment from our foundational SIOP video: The SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement.
These videos are also used in the professional development services offered by the CAL SIOP team. Learn more.