Links for Teachers

  • CAL SIOP* Bulletin focuses on differentiation in a K-12 context, offering discussion of various aspects of differentiation, as well as practical suggestions for the classroom.

    What Is the SIOP Model?

    The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners throughout the United States.

    The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components:

    • Lesson Preparation

    • Building Background

    • Comprehensible Input

    • Strategies

    • Interaction

    • Practice/Application

    • Lesson Delivery

    • Review/Assessment

    Using instructional strategies connected to each of these components, teachers are able to design and deliver lessons that address the academic and linguistic needs of English learners.

    Visit the CAL SIOP website to download free guides, sample lessons, etc.