« The Stupid Test The Ultimate Guide to Handmade Cards – A Card Making Extravaganza: A Step-by-Step Guide to Card Making Techniques » 3 thoughts on “Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition)” 21 of 22 people found the following review helpful promising pedagogy for [mainly] ESL students, December 24, 2007 By W Boudville (Terra, Sol 3) – This review is from: Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition) (Paperback) The book is a response by American educators to an increasingly diverse student population, at the primary and secondary school levels. This diversity is reflected in no small part by the many students for whom English is a second language. The pedagogy described here is called the SIOP Model. It tries to teach students how to master academic English (ie. formal written English). But also to do this while learning a more informal spoken English. Both skills are necessary. Whereas perhaps traditionally only the former was emphasised, since it was assumed that students already had English as their primary language. Without going into the details of SIOP, it seems characterised by an intensive interweaving of different modalities of teaching. Like having students learn written text [of course]. But also tying this into rich graphics. So that visual and written forms reinforce each other in the student’s mind. Also, students are encouraged to use deductive skills to analyse a body of text, as independently of the teacher as possible. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful Make this #1 choice for professional development, July 19, 2008 By Leisa C. Huddleston “ESOL Teacher” (Greensboro, NC) – This review is from: Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition) (Paperback) Mak[[ASIN:0205518869 Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition) (SIOP Series)] is a “must read” for all ESOL educators in today’s world of high stakes testing. The SIOP model described in this book is based on research of the best practices of sheltered ESOL and regular teachers. These “best practices” are combined in a format for teachers to use in planning and executing content area lessons that will also promote English language development. Since our ESOL students are expected to pass content area tests to receive a high school diploma in four years, it is imperative that we begin teaching them content in a structured way while they learn the English language. I’ve been to several conferences and workshops telling about the SIOP model, but this book has helped me to truly understand it and has inspired me to use the SIOP model in my content ESOL classes in the coming school year. If you only have a limited budget for professional resources, make this book your number 1 choice. Get your faculty together and use it as professional development tool to ensure that your ESOL students are receiving the best instruction possible to eqip them for education in American schools. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Great Teaching Book, June 29, 2008 By Biblical Reader (Glendale, AZ USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition) (Paperback) This is a great teaching book. I rarely write reviews but had to make an exception for this book. It is written in a clear style and includes a CD for the computer where you can see good teaching examples. It compares great teaching lessons to poor teaching lessons on the same topic from 1st grade through high school.I have been teaching for a number of years but this book has greatly improved my teaching skills. It focuses on teaching ESL students from 1st grade through high school, emphasizing oral interaction, but the lessons are just good examples of teaching for the general classroom at any level. I highly recommend it – period! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.