Current Research

Sheltered English Instruction

The Effects of Sheltered Instruction on the Achievement of Limited English Proficient Students

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) describes its 5-year research project on the impact of sheltered instruction on student achievement.

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Tool for Teacher-Researcher Collaboration and Professional Development

This research project presents a protocol for sheltered instruction, along with a model for classroom application. Teachers supported each other through extended learning communities in order to better explore effective strategies for teaching English language learners.

Using Multiple Perspectives in Observations of Diverse Classrooms: The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)

The authors address the use of sheltered instruction in programs for ELLs and demonstrate the importance of consistency of purpose and delivery. They describe a model for the strategy and the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). This paper was presented at AERA in April 2000.