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Benefits of the SIOP Model

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Alissa Lubben

on 12 December 2015

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Transcript of Benefits of the SIOP Model

SIOP Lesson Video
Step 4:
Scaffolding-Enables students to solve a problem and carry out a task without hand held assistance.

Higher Order Thinking Skills

Create opportunity to help students formulate critical thinking.
Step 1:
Lesson Preparation
"The focus for each SIOP lesson is content and language objectives that are clearly defined, displayed, and orally reviewed with students."

Help the students know what is expected at the beginning of the lesson.
Benefits of the SIOP Model
Influences On Instructions for ELL Students
Socioeconomic: Knowing the student's background culturally, speaks volumes to how the teacher should go about instructing the student.

Political: There is debate about the form of instruction for all ELL student (immersion, bilingual...).

Ethical: Intervention of children preschool and below.
Personal, Institutional, and societal influences in ethical questions are raised.

Legal: Civil Right Act of 1964, E&S Education Act of 1968, EEA 1974, No Child Left Behind Act.
Step 5:

Kareva, V., & Echevarria, J. (2013). Using the SIOP Model for Effective Content Teaching with Second and Foreign Language Learners. Journal Of Education And Training Studies, 1(2), 239-248.

Echevarria, J., Short, D., & Powers, K. (2008). Making Content Comprehensible for Non-Native Speakers of English: The SIOP Model. International Journal Of Learning, 14(11), 41-49.

(August, Carlo, Dressler, & Snow, 2005; Blachowicz, Fisher, Ogle, & Watts-Taffe, 2006)


Step 2:
Building Background
"English language learners must pull together their emerging knowledge of the English language with the content knowledge they are studying in order to complete the academic tasks associated with the content area."

A big factor of building background is
which is essential to the ELL.

Making connections to the students previous knowledge through pictures, songs, universal themes in known literature.
Step 3:
Comprehensible Input

Give Visuals
Incorporate oral and writing instruction
Gives students opportunity to practice use of language.

Encourages participation from all students

Creates a collaborative and constructivist thinking classroom

Provides way for students to communicate acedemicaly with their fellow peers
Step 6:
Practice & Application
"SIOP teachers ensure that lessons include a variety of activities that encourage students to apply both the content and language skills they are learning through means such as hands-on materials, group assignments, partner work and projects." (Kareva, V., & Echevarria, J. ,2013)
Connects abstract linguistics to concrete experiences; ensures development of constructive & critical thinking.
Meet the needs of varying kinesthetic learners.
Step 7:
Lesson Delivery
"Second language learners need much richer and more extensive teaching procedures than majority speakers."(Carlo, 2005)

Pace the lesson appropriate to student learning

Lesson requirements made clear.

Visual, Hands-on, Constructive/Critical thinking
Step 8:
Review & Assessment
Begin all lessons with review
- KWL Chart
- Word Webs
- Review Games
Find fun interactive Assessments:
-Games (Jepordy)
Place detailed emphasis on vocabulary in each lesson

Vary teaching styles and lesson delivery
The result is worth it...
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