99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-03-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book is an indispensable resource for teachers of English language learners, and it is an ideal companion to "Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model." The 99 ideas and activities include a few familiar techniques that have been shown to be especially effective for ELLs, as well as many new ideas to SIOP teachers.

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

Criteria for Selecting the Ideas and Activities About
This Book Purpose of Ideas and Activities Content and Language
Objectives Lesson Plans
A Guide to Using This Book
Overview Of The Siop Model
Lesson Preparation
Overview of Preparation Component
Ideas and Activities for Enhancing
Lesson Preparation
Teacher Collaboration using the SIOP Protocol
Differentiated Instruction Enlarged
Adapted Text Alternate
Materials Success through Scaffolding
Task Analysis or Backwards Planning SIOP
Planning Flow Chart Lesson Plan Format
Building Background
Overview of Building Background
Component Ideas and Activities for Building
Background Realia, Photos, and Illustrations
KWL Chart Pretest with a Partner
Backwards Book Walk Go to Your Corner
The Insert Method Student Journals
Personal Dictionaries Signal Words 4 Corners
Vocabulary Identifying and Using Cognates to Teach
English Vocabulary Surprise Book Lesson Plan
Elementary Lesson Plan: Secondary
Comprehensible Input
Overview of Comprehensible Input
Component Ideas and Activities for Providing
Comprehensible Input Identifying Levels of Second Language
Acquisition Move It! Vocabulary
Cards and Flip Books Homographs
Homophones, and Synonyms
Idiom Match-Up Taped Texts for Scaffolding
Every Student Gets a Chance Framed
Outlines Lesson Plan: Elementary Lesson Plan: Secondary
Overview of Strategies Component
Ideas and Activities for Developing
Strategies Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DR-TA)
SQP2RS (Squeepers) Questioning Prompts for Different levels of Language
Acquisition Canned Questions Question-Answer
Relationships (QAR) Anticipation/Reaction
Guide Progressive Maps T-Chart Graphic Organizer Split
Page Note-taking Stop and Think You Are the Teacher!
Value Line Adapted Venn Diagram
Lesson Plan: Elementary Lesson Plan: Secondary
Overview of Interaction Component Ideas and Activities for Promoting
Interaction Is It Complete?
Dinner Party Group Response with a White Board
Reader-Writer-Speaker Response
Triads Inside Outside Circle Find Your Match Jigsaw
What You Know Gallery Walk Take a Stand
Frozen Moment You Are There Great Performances Role
Playing Puppetry Lesson Plan: Elementary
Lesson Plan: Secondary
Practice and Application
Overview of Practice and Application Component
Ideas and Activities for Providing Practice and Application BINGO
Are You Sleeping?
Poetry and Patterns Go Graphic for Expository
Texts Main Idea
Chart Cause and Effect
Chart Compare/Contrast
Chart Sequence or Chronological
Chart Problem - Solution
Chart Description
Chart Plot Chart/Short Story Flow
Chart The Frame-Up Piece O Pizza Virginia
Reel Numbered Heads Together
Vocabulary-Go-Fish Lesson
Plan: Elementary Lesson
Plan: Secondary
Lesson Delivery
SIOP Features of Lesson
Delivery Overview of Lesson
Delivery Component Ideas and Activities for Effective Lesson
Delivery Heading into Questions
Chunk and Chew Magic Buttons
Procedural Knowledge Response
Cards Secret Answer Take Your Corners What Do
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