So I'm sure many of you have learned about the SIOP model, how to implement it in your classroom, and why it's best for your students, but I have really enjoyed being able to see this unfold with my ELL students this year. With 1/2 of my job as an ELL teacher, I have really been able to see the effects of thoughtful and intentional lesson planning with SIOP in mind. If you aren't familiar, however, here are the basic components. When I plan my lessons, I now use this as my format.
- Lesson Preparation
- Building Background
- Comprehensible Input
- Lesson Delivery
My biggest aha, especially with small group reading, is that your anticipatory set, background knowledge, and preview of the text, may take more than one session. With your "typical" students, your intro may be short and quick. In order to make texts comprehensible, this is one of the greatest areas of impact to allow students to make meaning. Don't forget to make your introduction matter!
TPT 1 Year Anniversary...and a sale!
I must first say thank you, thank you, thank you! Today marks my 1st full year on TpT, and it has been an absolute ride! Not only do I feel grateful to everyone for your comments, ratings, and purchases, but the personal notes about how it has helped your class or a specific student just warms my heart.
In honor of all of YOU...I'm having an Anniversary Party!
Come on by to visit the sale here!
Well it's the beginning of a new month, so what else is to be expected, but Farley's monthly Currently! I am always baffled with her creativity and the seasonal theme she integrates. Another home run, Farley! Visit her site, and link up to share your own Currently.