Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (4th Edition)


Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP ® Model  is one of the most influential books in the field and in this new fourth edition the authors present the most comprehensive, coherent model of sheltered instruction yet by fully explaining the widely popular SIOP®(Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model and providing lesson plans and instructional activities to help teachers implement it effectively in K–12 classrooms. From its opening overview of the issues related to educating English learners to its new Chapter 12 that presents frequently asked questions with answers from the authors to help teachers get started implementing SIOP®, the book provides school administrators, teachers, coaches, teacher candidates, university faculty, and field experience supervisors with a superior tool for improving the education of English learners and promoting their academic gains.


New with the fourth edition is an accompanying online resource site, PDToolkit for SIOP®.

The new website includes:

  • Information About the Authors
  • SIOP® Research
  • SIOP® Resources
  • SIOP® Lesson Plans and Activities
  • SIOP® Videos

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