When looking for ways to help your ELLs develop and sharpen public speaking skills, a good idea is to have them create animated presentations based on a writing product. This visually rich medium can help students feel more confident about speaking up by infusing their presentations with a clear and expressive voice that guides the reader through their message.
To help EAL students succeed and achieve an academic proficiency, the use of the research-validated Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) can lead to more effective teaching and learning. This model offers practices that have the potential to differentiate instruction and bring clarity to content.
The lesson plan found below was created to address the referenced learning outcomes and to demonstrate the integration of the 30 SIOP features onto a Grade 6 EAL Support lesson idea. Feel free to use and modify this lesson to target your classroom needs!