Developing Academic Language with the SIOP Model

Developing Academic Language with the SIOP Model

By: Deborah J. Short (author)Paperback

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In Developing Academic Language with the SIOP(R) Model, teachers and teacher candidates get an informative look at how to use the highly effective SIOP Model to design effective lessons that meet high standards, while scaffolding content information and promoting language skills and development for all students-English learners and native English speakers alike-in today's age of the Common Core and other state standards. The focus is on ways to develop and advance English learners' proficiency in academic English across all grades and all subjects so they are able to access and acquire information related to academic topics; communicate and produce information in academic contexts; and create and extend knowledge through linguistic, conceptual, and sociocultural choices. The book is packed with practical guidelines, activities, techniques, and sample lessons.

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About Author

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, a consulting company, and provides professional development on sheltered instruction and academic literacy worldwide. Formerly she was a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC where she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed numerous research studies on English language learners funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others. Her publications include journal articles, the SIOP Model book series, and several ESL textbook series for National Geographic Learning/Cengage. She taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jana Echevarria, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach where she was selected as Outstanding Professor. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. An internationally known expert on second language learners, her research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She has presented her research across the U.S. and internationally including Oxford University (England), Wits University (South Africa), Harvard University (U.S.), South East Europe University (Macedonia), and University of Barcelona (Spain). A founding researcher of the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol, commonly known as SIOP, her publications include over 50 books, book chapters and journal articles.


Chapter 1 Understanding Academic Language: A Second Language for All Defining Academic Language Social and Academic Language Characteristics of Academic Language Academic Language in the Common Core and Next Generation Standards Using Academic Language to Meet Standards What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Academic Language to English Learners Addressing Academic Language With the SIOP Model Summary Questions for Reflection Chapter 2 Maximizing Language Development in Lessons Lesson Preparation Language objectives defined Meaningful activities Building Background Vocabulary emphasized Comprehensible Input Appropriate teacher speech Strategies Explicit teaching of learning strategies Scaffolding techniques Variety of questions for higher-order thinking Interaction Frequent opportunities for interaction and elaboration Grouping configurations that support the language objective Native language use for clarification Practice & Application Activities to apply content and language knowledge Activities that integrate all language skills Lesson Delivery Language objectives supported Review & Assessment Review of key vocabulary Regular feedback on student output Assessment of student comprehension Summary Questions for Reflection Chapter 3 Strengthening Language Objectives Basic Guidelines for Identifying and Incorporating Objectives in SIOP Lessons Recognizing Language Objectives Categories of Language Objectives Language Targets Identifying Language Objectives from Text, Talk, Tasks, and Tests Language Targets in Text Language Targets in Talk Language Targets in Tasks Language Targets in Tests Writing Language Objectives Meeting Language Objectives Differentiate Instruction Not Language Objectives Summary Questions for Reflection Chapter 4 Building Academic Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary Development Word Selection Word Instruction Extensive Word Practice Word Learning Strategies Word Consciousness Application to Common Core Standards Summary Questions for Reflection Chapter 5 Enhancing Academic Oral Language Academic Oral Language Development A Positive, Respectful, and Communal Classroom Environment Interesting Topics for Discussion Active Listening Scaffolds for Expressing Ideas Authentic Academic Language Models Multiple Opportunities for Practice Less Teacher Talk Application to Common Core Standards Summary Chapter 6 Promoting Collaborative Academic Discussions Benefits of Collaborative Academic Discussions Making Collaborative Academic Discussions Work Rules for Discussion Formats of Academic Discussions Aligned to Lesson Objectives Teacher Questions to Stimulate Academic Discussions Student Questioning Oral Discourse Linked to Reading and Writing Student Accountability Application to Common Core Standards Summary Questions for Reflection Chapter 7 Advancing Academic Language Proficiency How Do We Advance Our Students Academic English Skills? A Framework for Academic Language Diagnose Gaps in Academic English Knowledge and Performance and Monitor Regularly Plan Interventions Ramp Up Language Objectives Deepen Vocabulary Knowledge Extend Oral Language Practice Opportunities Apply Oral Language and Vocabulary Knowledge to Academic Writing Application to Common Core Standards Summary Questions for Reflection Appendix A SIOP Protocol (short form) Appendix B Alignment of SIOP and Common Core State Standards Appendix C SIOP Books and Resources

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780137085248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780137085248
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0137085249

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