Importance Of The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Model

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Throughout this past module, I have been open to the aspect of how technology has truly made our world a smaller place. Back a hundred years ago, they would not have been able to communicate with people across the globe as easily as we can today. This has affected the work force, governments, and even schools. With the world being more interconnected, more people are immigrating to the United States, and that has us wondering: what is globalization and how do we adapt our teaching methods to meet the needs of those students who are directly impacted? “Globalization has become a catchphrase to refer to both the process and consequences of shrinking distances between places on this planet” (Zhao, 2010, p.422). There have been multiple changes …show more content…
SIOP is a model that is “making content comprehensible for English Language Learners” (SIOP handout). SIOP includes the following key components for teaching content effectively: preparation, building background, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, practice/application, lesson delivery, and review/assessment. Each component focuses on different aspects of the lesson, and assists in the child’s understanding of the assignment and allows for their culture to be utilized in a way to teach the child the new language (SIOP handout). I found this tool extremely beneficial because it gives an outline on how to assist ELL students at each stage of the lesson. This will prevent them becoming frustrated, and instead, meeting their needs in a way that is most beneficial to the …show more content…
In the Voices from the Middle article, Beck and Stevenson have the students work in groups as they write their personal narratives. They formed two groups consisting of three boys, and one group consisting of five girls. “The single, larger female team made sense because we had observed the girls falling silent when the boys spoke” (Beck & Stevenson, 2015, p. 62). They grouped the girls together to promote “‘table talk’”, and allowed the girls to actually voice their opinions without going silent (SIOP handout). This technique was especially interesting in the way that it was utilized because I would have never considered that boys may cause the girls to become silent, but after reading this, I realized how important student-student interaction is, along with planning the groups that will benefit the students the

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