Making Content Comprehensible For Secondary English Learners: The Siop Model by Jana EchevarriaMaking Content Comprehensible For Secondary English Learners: The Siop Model by Jana Echevarria

Making Content Comprehensible For Secondary English Learners: The Siop Model

byJana Echevarria, Maryellen Vogt, Deborah J. Short

Paperback | May 22, 2013

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Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners: The SIOP® Model is written to give middle and secondary school teachers lesson plans, teaching ideas, and many effective activities for working successfully with adolescents who are English learners or who struggle with academic literacy. Several sample lessons and activities show the alignment of the SIOP Model to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Based on research that confirms that the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) makes a positive difference academically for all students–and what works well for English learners will work equally well with other students–the book is ideal both for teachers who are already familiar with the SIOP Model, and those who are just learning about it. It gives educators a model for planning and implementing lessons that help the English learners in their charge gain access to grade-level content standards, and ultimately prepare them for life after high school, in college or a career.


New with the Second Edition is an accompanying online resource site, PDToolkit for SIOP®:

  • The new website includes:
    • SIOP® Research
    • SIOP® Resources
    • SIOP® Lesson Plans and Activities
    • SIOP® Videos
    • To learn more, please visit:
Jana Echevarría is Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. She has lived in Taiwan, Spain, and Mexico. Her UCLA doctorate earned her an award from the National Association for B...
Title:Making Content Comprehensible For Secondary English Learners: The Siop ModelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.8 inPublished:May 22, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133362779

ISBN - 13:9780133362770


Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

1.    Introducing the SIOP® Model

2.    Lesson Preparation

3.    Building Background

4.    Comprehensible Input

5.    Strategies

6.    Interaction

7.    Practice & Application

8.    Lesson Delivery

9.    Review & Assessment

10.   Issues of Reading, RTI, and Special Education for English Learners

11.   Effective Use of the SIOP® Protocol

12.   Frequently Asked Questions: Getting Started with the SIOP® Model



A.    The Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP®)

B.    Lesson Plan Templates

C.    Research on the SIOP® Model

D.    SIOP® Professional Development Books and Resources




Editorial Reviews

"This text is relevant and necessary learning for pre-service teachers whether they are seeking ESL certification or not. With the growing demographic shifts, all teachers will inevitably have a few ore more ELs in their classrooms. More importantly, it places emphasis on necessary features which ought to be embedded in all lesson plans for ELs and other demographic groups which require direct and explicit instruction for mastery of academic language and content concepts." — Miriam D. Ezzani, University of North Texas