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SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners, The

  • Title:SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners, The
  • Author:Deborah Short, MaryEllen Vogt, Jana Echevarria
  • Publication Date:January 2010
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9780205627592
  • Publisher:Pearson

Enhance your Science content instruction with the SIOP Model and transform the academic English and science skills of your English learners.

Based on the best-selling resource, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by acclaimed authors Jana Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short; teachers, coaches, and intervention teachers have access to research-based, SIOP-tested techniques for lessons specifically for the science classroom. This highly anticipated book, The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners addresses 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.

Written for SIOP teachers and those who have learned the SIOP Model, this book includes proven, effective science lessons and comprehensive units. In addition, this book provides ideas to adapt the techniques for students at different levels of English proficiency. This book is sure to become an indispensable resource for science educators of English learners.

  • Presents a systematic process for teaching both the academic content of science and its associated academic language to English learners.
  • Offers ideas and activities about teaching science and organizes activities by grade-bands—K-2, 3-5 (or 6), 6-8, and 9-12 and SIOP components.
  • Provides use-tomorrow ideas and activities for implementing the eight components of the SIOP Model in a science classroom.
  • Includes lesson plans and comprehensive units that illustrate how a particular activity can be effective for ALL students, not just English learners.
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Author Bio

Deborah 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 learners 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 taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners.

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. 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).

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