Teacher Resources

Sheltered English Instruction

Colorín Colorado Webcast:  English Language Learners in Middle and High School

This webcast features Dr. Deborah Short and discusses effective instructional strategies for teaching English language learner students in middle and high school, such as the SIOP model.

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. Access to the full report and the abstract is available.

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

This paper introduces a research-based model of sheltered instruction that promotes teaching practices that make teachers more effective in promoting the learning of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. The model is instantiated in an observation instrument, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). The SIOP may be used as part of a program for preservice and inservice professional development, as a lesson planner for sheltered content lessons, as a training resource for faculty, and as an observation and evaluation instrument for site-based administrators and researchers who evaluate teachers.