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SIOP/GLAD Resources

Mrs. Hilliker's SIOP Toolbox

Erica Hilliker, an ESL teacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has created a website with many useful tools and resources for ESL teachers.

SIOP 8 Components and 30 Features

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) was developed to make content material more comprehensible to English Language Learners. The model was developed by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt and Deborah J. Short. This summary of SIOP's eight components and thirty features is provided by Tupelo, Mississippi Public Schools and is adapted from Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners, The SIOP Model.

Academic Language Functions Chart

This chart summarizes the academic language functions (Seek Information, Inform, Compare, etc.) and gives examples of useful graphic organizers, task, commonly asked questions, and more.

SIOP Strategies

Berkeley County Schools, West Virginia provides this helpful list of communication strategies with instructions how to use 14 fun activities to promote language in the classroom. 

Academic Language Functions Chart

This chart summarizes the academic language functions (Seek Information, Inform, Compare, etc.) and gives examples of useful graphic organizers, task, commonly asked questions, and more.