Making Content Comprehensible for Multilingual Learners: The SIOP Model, 6th edition

  • Jana Echevarria, 
  • MaryEllen Vogt, 
  • Deborah J. Short, 
  • Katie Toppel

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Making Content Comprehensible for Multilingual Learners shows you how to use the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) to plan and implement lessons for multilingual learners and other students. This user-friendly resource models how to teach academic content and language at the same time using a research-validated protocol. Specific guidelines, classroom applications and targeted teaching techniques help you improve your teaching effectiveness. High-quality lessons contain grade-level content standards that will help boost academic gains for your students and prepare them for college and their careers.

The 6th edition incorporates advances in teaching multilingual learners, including asset orientation, MTSS and a new chapter on collaborative practices.

Published by Pearson (July 13th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871575

Subject: Multilingual/English Learners

Category: Teaching English Learners


  1. Introducing the SIOP® Model
  2. Lesson Preparation
  3. Building Background
  4. Comprehensible Input
  5. Strategies
  6. Interaction
  7. Practice and Application
  8. Lesson Delivery
  9. Review and Assessment
  10. Multi-Tiered System of Support for Multilingual Students
  11. Collaborative Practices for Implementing the SIOP Model


  1. Appendix A: SIOP Protocol
  2. Effective Use of the SIOP Protocol
  3. SIOP® Lesson Plan Templates
  4. Frequently Asked Questions: Getting Started with the SIOP Model
  5. Research on the SIOP Model
  6. SIOP Professional Development Resources

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