The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners

The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners

by Deborah J. Short, MaryEllen J. Vogt, Jana J. Echevarria
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205627595

ISBN-13: 9780205627592

Pub. Date: 02/12/2010

Publisher: Pearson

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

Overview

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 Model; Implementing 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205627592
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Series:
SIOP Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
331,071
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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