Enhance your History-Social Studies content instruction with the SIOP® Model and transform the academic English and content area skills of your English learners.

Based on the best-selling resource, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP® Model by acclaimed authors Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short; teachers, coaches, and intervention teachers have access to research-based, SIOP®-tested techniques for lessons specifically for the History-Social Studies classrooms. This highly anticipated book, The SIOP® Model for Teaching History-Social Studies to English Learners addresses the issues faced in teaching history-social studies to English learners (ELs) at each grade-level. SIOP® techniques and activities organized around the eight SIOP® components guide educators in promoting academic language development along with comprehensible content.

Written for SIOP® teachers and those who have learned the SIOP® Model, this book includes proven, effective lessons and comprehensive units. In addition, this book provides ideas to adapt the techniques for students at different levels of English proficiency. This book is sure to become an indispensable resource for history-social studies educators of English learners.

  • Presents a systematic process for teaching both the academic content of history-social studies and its associated academic language to English learners.

  • Offers ideas and activities about teaching history-social studies and organizes activities by grade-bands–K-2, 3-5 (or 6), 6-8, and 9-12 and SIOP® components.

  • Provides use-tomorrow ideas and activities for implementing the eight components of the SIOP® Model in a history-social studies classroom.

  • Includes lesson plans and comprehensive units that illustrate how a particular activity can be effective for ALL students, not just English learners.

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