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99 MORE Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model

By MaryEllen Vogt, Jana Echevarria, Marilyn A. Washam
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Ready-to-use ideas and activities to make SIOP work in your classroom.


The SIOP model is proven to be one of the most effective methods of teaching our English learners. Now teaching with SIOP is even easier with the second volume of Vogt, Echevarria, and Washam's 99 MORE Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model. Offering brand new, classroom-ready activities, this indispensable resource revisits SIOP and shows how to use it each day in the classroom. Whether searching for activities that build vocabulary, keep students highly engaged, or make content concepts clear, these teacher-tested strategies adhere to SIOP principles and reinforce best practice. Chapters are organised around SIOP's eight components and thirty features, so teachers learn not only what activities to try, but also why they work. With its dual focus on implementation and understanding, this must-have resource helps you create a classroom where students progress both academically and in their English language proficiency.


MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D., is Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Vogt has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, special education specialist, curriculum coordinator, and teacher educator. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a co-author of sixteen books for teachers and administrators. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners. Dr. Vogt has provided professional development in all fifty states and in several other countries, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cologne, Germany where she worked with German teachers on implementing the SIOP Model. She was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame, received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and served as President of the International Reading Association.


Jana Echevarria, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach, where she was selected as Outstanding Professor. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. She has lived in Taiwan, Spain, and Mexico. Her UCLA doctorate earned her an award from the National Association for Bilingual Education’s Outstanding Dissertations Competition and subsequent research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners across the U. S. and internationally, including Oxford University (England), Wits University (South Africa), Harvard University (U. S.), South East Europe University (Macedonia), and University of Barcelona (Spain). Publications include the popular SIOP book series and over 50 books, book chapters, and journal articles.


Marilyn (Amy) Washam taught ESL for 14 years in both elementary and secondary schools.  She has worked at the district level as a Recent Immigrant Specialist and EL Coordinator to implement the SIOP Model of instruction district-wide.  For the past 7 years, Amy has been a Pearson Education Specialist, working with educators across the country to implement The SIOP Model of instruction into their schools and classrooms.

  • Provides 99 ready-to-use ideas for implementing the SIOP model into your classroom.
  • Contains all new, never-before-published SIOP strategies to keep your course current and unique.
  • Explains the SIOP teaching model (8 components and 30 features) before presenting classroom ideas so you understand the why behind the what. 
  • Promotes student-to-student and teacher-to-student interactions and involvement with each exercise.
  • Includes step-by-step directions and examples of content and language objectives for each idea and activity.
  • Includes six sample SIOP lesson plans (Chapter 10) to reinforce how to teach English learners with this proven methodology.
  • Offers classroom photographs and examples of student work to show ideas in action.
  • Features a quick-find index and TOC so classroom ideas are easy to try.
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Getting Started: Activities and SIOP Lessons
  • Chapter 2 Lesson Preparation
  • Chapter 3 Building Background
  • Chapter 4 Comprehensible Input
  • Chapter 5 Strategies
  • Chapter 6 Interaction
  • Chapter 7 Practice & Application
  • Chapter 8 Lesson Delivery
  • Chapter 9 Review & Assessment
  • Chapter 10 Creating SIOP Lessons