9780205627592

The Siop Model for Teaching Science to English Learners

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205627592

  • ISBN10:

    0205627595

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/29/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Enhance your Science content instruction with the SIOP Model and transform the academic English and science skills of your English learners. KEY TOPICS:Presents research-based, SIOP-tested techniques for lessons specifically for the science classroom. This highly anticipated book,The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learnersaddresses the issues faced in teaching science to English learners (ELs) at each grade-level. SIOP techniques and activities organized around the eight SIOP components guide educators in promoting academic language development along with comprehensible scientific content. K-12 teachers, science teachers, curriculum coordinators, and intervention specialists.

Author Biography

Deborah J. Short is a professional development consultant and a senior research associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. She co-developed the SIOP® Model for sheltered instruction and has directed national research studies on English language learn-ers funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Dept. of Education. She recently chaired an expert panel on adolescent ELL literacy. As the director of Academic Language Research & Training, Dr. Short provides professional development on sheltered instruction and academic literacy around the U.S. and abroad. She has numerous publications, including the SIOP® book series and five ESL textbook series for National Geographic/Hampton-Brown. She has taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Jana Echevarría is a Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. She has lived in Taiwan, Spain and Mexico. An internationally known expert on second language learners, Dr. Echevarría is a Fulbright Specialist. Her research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. Currently, she is Co-Principal Investigator with the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). In 2005, Dr. Echevarría was selected as Outstanding Professor at CSULB.

 

MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D., is Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. MaryEllen has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, special education specialist, curriculum coordinator, and university teacher educator. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a co-author of fifteen books, including Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (3rd ed., 2011) and the SIOP® book series. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners. She was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame, received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and served as President of the International Reading Association in 2004–2005.

 

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

LIST OF FEATURES

 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF THE SIOP MODEL

            Key Components of the SIOP Model

Lesson Preparation

Building Background

Comprehensible Input

Strategies

Interaction

Practice & Application

Lesson Delivery

Review & Assessment

Why Is the SIOP Needed Now?

Organization and Purpose of This Book

In Summary

CHAPTER 2:  THE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE

            What is Academic Language?

            How Does Academic Language Fit Into the SIOP Model?

How Is Academic Language Manifested in Classroom Discourse?

Why Do English Learners Have Difficulty with Academic Language?

How Can We Effectively Teach Academic Language?

            The Role of Discussion and Conversation in Developing Academic Language

What is the Academic Language of Science?

In Summary

 

CHAPTER 3:  ACTIVITIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR PLANNING SIOP SCIENCE LESSONS (BY HOPE AUSTIN-PHILLIPS, AMY DITTON, AND DEBORAH SHORT)

Mr. Etherton’s Vignette

Introduction

            Science Techniques and Activities

Lesson Preparation                  

            Alternate materials

            Enlarged/Adapted Text

Building Background

            Magic Curtain of Science

            Oh Yesterday!

            Quickwrite

            Signal Words

            4-Corners Vocabulary

            Vocabulary Key Rings

Comprehensible Input

            Procedures with Graphics

            Framed Outlines

            Move It!

Strategies

            SQP2RS (Squeepers)

            Stop and Think

            Insert Method

            T-chart

Interaction

            You Are There

            Milling to Music

Practice & Application

            Great Performances

            Musical Flash Cards

            Red Light/Green Light

Lesson Delivery

            Nine Squares

            Stop That Video

Review & Assessment

            Web of Information

            Snowball!

            Pass the Note Card

            Simultaneous Round Table

Science Lesson Plans

In Summary

            Revisiting Mr. Etherton

CHAPTER 4: LESSON AND UNIT DESIGN FOR SIOP SCIENCE LESSONS (BY AMY DITTON AND HOPE AUSTIN-PHILLIPS)

Mrs. Allen’s Vignette

Introduction

Objects in the Universe

            Unit Overview, Grades K-2

            Day Lesson Design
            K-2 Unit

Newton’s First Law of Motion

            Unit Overview, Grades 3-5

            Day Lesson Design

            3-5 Unit

Science Rocks!

            Unit Overview, Grades 6-8

            Day Lesson Design

            6-8 Unit

Cells

            Unit Overview, Grades 9-12

            Day Lesson Design

            9-12 Unit

In Summary

            Revisiting Mrs. Allen

CHAPTER 5: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

What We Have Learned

What Our SIOP Science Contributors Have Learned

Thoughts From the Contributors to the Other SIOP Content Books

Final Thoughts

APPENDIX A:  COMPONENTS AND FEATURES OF THE SIOP MODEL

APPENDIX B: EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC LANGUAGE IN SCIENCE STANDARDS (K-2, 3-5, 5-8, 9-12)

REFERENCES

INDEX

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