Based on the widely used text, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, which includes all grade levels, this book is geared towards the specific needs of elementary students and teachers. The book opens with an introductory chapter that provides an overview of issues in the education of English learners. Each chapter that follows discusses one research-based component of the SIOP Model of instruction and give explicit guidance on how to implement the component in elementary classrooms. Each chapter also includes vignettes of 3 teachers implementing the SIOP Model to varying degrees. Readers have the opportunity to analyze the instruction and rate the lessons. The authors provide their own analysis and discussion of each lesson as well.
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Based on the widely used resource, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP ® Model, which includes all grade levels, this book is tailored to the specific needs of elementary school students, and their teachers, as teachers implement high-quality sheltered lesson planning, delivery, and assessment.
Making Content Comprehensible for Elementary English Learners presents teachers with specific lesson plans, strategies, and instructional activities for implementing the SIOP® Model in their own classrooms. The book opens with an introductory chapter that provides an overview of issues in the education of English learners. Each chapter that follows discusses one of the eight components of the research-based SIOP® Model and offers specific guidance on how to implement the component in elementary classrooms.
“As a classroom teacher with English learners, this book would be a savior in assisting me with my teaching.”
–Jodi Grubb, Pittsfield Elementary School, Pittsfield, NH
“This is a fabulous resource for elementary teachers who have English language learners of all proficiency levels in their classrooms. [The book] is especially helpful for those [teachers] who do not have much ELL support and not enough minutes in the day. The SIOP® model allows you to work with your ELLs while still teaching content/grade level material…It is obvious that the authors know what teachers need and…give both the strategies that teachers are longing for while also providing them with the research-based knowledge to help [teachers] understand…Excellent!”
–Lisa J. DeMaagd, ELL teacher, Taft Elementary, Wyoming, MI
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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 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 numerous publications, including the SIOP® book series and five ESL textbook series for National Geographic/Hampton-Brown. She has taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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. She has lived in Taiwan, Spain and Mexico. 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). In 2005, Dr. Echevarría was selected as Outstanding Professor at CSULB.
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. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a co-author of fifteen books, including Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (3rd ed., 2011) and the SIOP® book series. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners. She was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame, received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and served as President of the International Reading Association in 2004–2005.
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Book Description Pearson, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "As a classroom teacher with English learners, this book would be a savior in assisting me with my teaching."- Jodi Grubb, Pittsfield Elementary School, Pittsfield, NH "This is a fabulous resource for elementary teachers who have English language learners of all proficiency levels in their classrooms. [The book] is especially helpful for those buildings that do not have much ELL support and not enough minutes in the day. The SIOP model allows you to work with your ELLs while still teaching content/grade level material.It is obvious that the authors know what teachers need and.give both the strategies that teachers are longing for while also providing them with the research based knowledge to help [teachers] understand.Excellent!" Lisa J. DeMaagd, ELL teacher, Taft Elementary, Wyoming, MI "This book is very readable and clear.The author[s] have an excellent grasp of what classroom teachers need.[the book] gave me great insight to helping students with diverse backgrounds.It was great to see one lesson beging taught in a variety of ways (three) and then having the discussion of why one teacher got a better score on the rubric then the other. I think this would help me tremendously on how to use the [SIOP Model] in the classroom." Jodi Grubb, second grade teacher, Pittsfield Elementary School, Pittsfield, NH "This is an excellent resource and explained by the experts on SIOP. There is so much research and knowledge in this text. It would give teachers so much background on English language learners and how to teach these and all students. Good instruction is good instruction and it is explained well in this text." Carla R. Chavez, Prairie Park Elementary School, Lawrence, KS "The [book] has so much great research and information about working with ELL students.it would be a valuable resource to all teachers, no matter the student population. Often Title one schools have students with low vobaulary that are native speakers, but the strategies [in this book] would be great for these students also." Carla R. Chavez, Prairie Park Elementary School, Lawrence, KS. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205627560
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