Introduction to SIOP
With Crosswalk to Danielson, Marzano and AVID


In an age of high accountability, The SIOP® Model offers an empirically-validated approach to teaching that helps prepare all students—especially English learners –to become college and career ready.As a framework for organizing instruction, The SIOP® Model supports teachers in planning and delivering high-quality instruction for all students.

There are eight interrelated components to The SIOP® Model:

  1. Lesson Preparation
  2. Building Background
  3. Comprehensible Input
  4. Strategies
  5. Interaction
  6. Practice and Application
  7. Lesson Delivery
  8. Review and Assessment

When implemented to a high degree, SIOP® is proven to:

  • Increase student achievement
  • Improve academic content skills and language skills
  • Deliver results aligned to district objectives
  • Prepare students to become college and career ready

Enhanced Sheltered Instruction Class (SIOP):

Infused with AVID and Idaho Core

Many folks have taken Sheltered Instruction over the years, and the most common response was, “This is just good teaching!”  However, some teachers have felt that we could use more hands-on strategies and less theory.  This year’s Sheltered Instruction class will do just that.  We will briefly review the concepts that make Sheltered Instruction sound teaching and move on to some really powerful strategies from AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) for getting English learners (ELLs) talking, writing, actively participating, and mastering content.   You will also receive tools that help you adapt Idaho Core standards to differentiate instruction in order to meet the needs of English learners in a mainstream class.  Our goal is for our ELLs to meet the challenging standards that are part of Idaho Core!

This class will be active and hands-on.