Recommended SIOP Resources
Books About the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model of ELD
This book is a must-read for all teachers who have second language learners in their classroom. The SIOP model
is an effective instructional model for teaching English language development (ELD) and sheltered instruction. The book outlines
eight components that are essential for effective ELD instruction: lesson planning and preparation, building background, comprehensible
input, strategies, interaction, practice/application, lesson delivery, and review/assessment. The book contains classroom
vignettes, a cd with videos by the authors, ELD lesson plan templates and sample ELD instructional strategies. The SIOP model
also includes a lesson reflection and observation protocol where teachers can observe their peers or be observed by a coach
in order to reflect on the implementation of each of the SIOP components. Purchase the SIOP book by clicking here.
This book is an excellent companion to the original SIOP book, but can also be used by teachers who have been trained
with other effective ELD instructional models such as Project GLAD, Focused Approach to Systematic ELD Instruction,
and other models. The book outlines various ELD strategies and instructional techniques that can be used with each of the
eight SIOP components: lesson preparation, building background, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, practice/application,
lesson delivery and review/assessment. The book provides step-by-step guidelines as to how to integrate both content and language
objectives with each strategy or activity. In addition, twelve sample lesson plans are included that delinate how lessons
can be differentiated for students at all ELD proficiency levels. Purchase the 99 Ideas and Activities book by clicking here.
This book ia an excellent companion to the "Making Content Comprehensible
for English Learners" book. The book is specifically geared towards the elementary level and includes updated research
from the original SIOP book. The book includes new vignettes of effective instruction with each of the SIOP components in
addition to a cd-rom with effective ELD lessons at the elementary level in various content areas. One added resource to this
book that is not included in the original book is the section on English learners who are struggling readers as well as a
section on Response to Intervention (RTI) for English learners. Additional examples of content and language objectives for
elementary teachers are also provided. Purchase the "Making Content Comprehensible for Elementary English Learners" book by clicking here.
This book provides a systematic approach to teaching academic content of science and its associated academic language
to English language learners at all grade levels. The book also includes sample SIOP lesson plans, ELD strategies and techniques,
and a discussion on content and language objectives in the area of Science. Both elementary and secondary level teachers will
find uselful the SIOP lesson plans as well as thei ideas and activities associated with the eight SIOP components .
Purchase "The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English learners" book by clicking here.
This book is an excellent resource for current and future teachers and administrators at the middle school or high
school level. The book is a companion and follow-up book to the original "Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners"
book, but includes additional resources with specific emphasis on the secondary level needs of teachers of English learners.
This book will help all secondary teachers delivery high-quality ELD and sheltered instruction through all content areas.
Specific examples of content and language objectives at the middle school and high school level are included, as well as classroom
vignettes and videos of effective teaching in a secondary classroom. Purchase the "Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary Engilsh Learners" from the ELD Strategies store by clicking
This book is an extension to the other SIOP books and focuses exclusively
on teaching English language development (ELD) and mathematics in a simultaneous manner. The book includes SIOP lesson plans
for math in various grade level spans from kindergarten to the twelfth grade. The book also includes a discussion on comprehensive
units based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The book is helpful for teachers of English learners, but
the resources and information can be useful to all students, including native-English-speaking students who are learning math.
Math teachers will find the sample SIOP lesson plans SIOP activities and ELD techniques to be very useful when teaching math.
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