Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
The SIOP instructional model ensures that lessons are presented in an accessible way for English language learners (ELLs).
It includes:
  • Language and content objectives which are taught explicitly before, during and after each lesson. This ensures that students are aware of what they are responsible for learning
  • Building background, connecting present learning to past learning, present vocabulary in an interactive way
  • Lessons integrate all four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English
  • The SIOP teacher will scaffold the lesson by modeling until the children are ready to practice with help.  The lesson will move to a time when the children work independently until they can prove that they understand.
  • The lessons are hands-on, meaningful, linked to the objectives, and promote a high level of engagement.
  • SIOP teachers use a variety of grouping options
  • Pre and post-assessment includes individual, group, written and oral projects
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