The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners

Paperback | January 29, 2010

byDeborah J. Short, MaryEllen J. Vogt, Jana J. Echevarria

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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.

·    Create the ideal SIOP classroom with other resources from the SIOP Model Series: 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP ModelImplementing the SIOP Model through Effective Coaching and Professional Development; The SIOP Model for Administrators; Making Content Comprehensible for Elementary English Learners; and Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners; The SIOP Model for Teaching Math to English Learners; The SIOP Model for Teaching Social Studies to English Learners; and The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners (all published by Pearson)

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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, coac...

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Deborah Short - MaryEllen Vogt - Jana Echevarria The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to 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, K-12 science teachers, coaches, and interven...

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 Found...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.9 × 8.4 × 0.8 inPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205627595

ISBN - 13:9780205627592

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

LIST OF FEATURES

 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF THE SIOP MODEL

            Key Components of the SIOP Model

Lesson Preparation

Building Background

Comprehensible Input

Strategies

Interaction

Practice & Application

Lesson Delivery

Review & Assessment

Why Is the SIOP Needed Now?

Organization and Purpose of This Book

In Summary

CHAPTER 2:  THE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE

            What is Academic Language?

            How Does Academic Language Fit Into the SIOP Model?

How Is Academic Language Manifested in Classroom Discourse?

Why Do English Learners Have Difficulty with Academic Language?

How Can We Effectively Teach Academic Language?

            The Role of Discussion and Conversation in Developing Academic Language

What is the Academic Language of Science?

In Summary

 

CHAPTER 3:  ACTIVITIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR PLANNING SIOP SCIENCE LESSONS (BY HOPE AUSTIN-PHILLIPS, AMY DITTON, AND DEBORAH SHORT)

Mr. Etherton’s Vignette

Introduction

            Science Techniques and Activities

Lesson Preparation                  

            Alternate materials

            Enlarged/Adapted Text

Building Background

            Magic Curtain of Science

            Oh Yesterday!

            Quickwrite

            Signal Words

            4-Corners Vocabulary

            Vocabulary Key Rings

Comprehensible Input

            Procedures with Graphics

            Framed Outlines

            Move It!

Strategies

            SQP2RS (Squeepers)

            Stop and Think

            Insert Method

            T-chart

Interaction

            You Are There

            Milling to Music

Practice & Application

            Great Performances

            Musical Flash Cards

            Red Light/Green Light

Lesson Delivery

            Nine Squares

            Stop That Video

Review & Assessment

            Web of Information

            Snowball!

            Pass the Note Card

            Simultaneous Round Table

Science Lesson Plans

In Summary

            Revisiting Mr. Etherton

CHAPTER 4: LESSON AND UNIT DESIGN FOR SIOP SCIENCE LESSONS (BY AMY DITTON AND HOPE AUSTIN-PHILLIPS)

Mrs. Allen’s Vignette

Introduction

Objects in the Universe

            Unit Overview, Grades K-2

            Day Lesson Design
            K-2 Unit

Newton’s First Law of Motion

            Unit Overview, Grades 3-5

            Day Lesson Design

            3-5 Unit

Science Rocks!

            Unit Overview, Grades 6-8

            Day Lesson Design

            6-8 Unit

Cells

            Unit Overview, Grades 9-12

            Day Lesson Design

            9-12 Unit

In Summary

            Revisiting Mrs. Allen

CHAPTER 5: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

What We Have Learned

What Our SIOP Science Contributors Have Learned

Thoughts From the Contributors to the Other SIOP Content Books

Final Thoughts

APPENDIX A:  COMPONENTS AND FEATURES OF THE SIOP MODEL

APPENDIX B: EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC LANGUAGE IN SCIENCE STANDARDS (K-2, 3-5, 5-8, 9-12)

REFERENCES

INDEX

Editorial Reviews

"I think this would be a good book for teachers just beginning to use the SIOP Model as well as for veteran teachers. The book has many points to think about and alot of useful information with which to improve lesson planning...This book would help science teachers to see how they can use the SIOP Model to successfully help their ELL students." - Emily Morgan, Language Arts Teacher, Fairmont Junior High, Boise, Idaho   "While the SIOP Model for [Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners] is extremely helpful, having these methods illustrated in each content area is even more helpful and effective for teachers." - Margaret McGowan, ESL Teacher, Egg Harbor Township High School, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey     "The science techniques and activities are gems. Teachers will benefit greatly from each of the examples presented; especially since they are categorized by SIOP component...I can't wait to share these strategies with my teachers." - Judith B. O'Loughlin, Professor, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey