Ways to boost Student Voice:
Many opportunities for students to clarify key concepts
Many opportunities for students to engage the content through multiple means:
- Hands-on Manipulatives, Real-Life Objects, Pictures and Visuals, Videos, Demonstrations, Reading-Materials (with audio option), High Interest-Low Readability Texts, Chapter Summaries, Adapted Texts
Opportunities for students to make personal connections to the material
- Like learning about a mineral that is commonly mined in their hometown
Ways to boost Co-Creating:
Providing Students with Options
Ways to boost Social Construction
Flexible grouping that ranges from whole class, partners, small group, to individual assignments.
Work alongside peers to create, problem solve, and analyze.
- ELL students benefit from the support of a peer who is also learning the language as well as students strong in the language and the content.
Jigsaw the material.
- Each member of the group is responsible for one section that they become the expert of.
Ways to Boost Self-Discovery
Self-Assessment of learning objectives
Reflect on progress toward the learning goal(s)
Reflect on the language skills and strategies they are growing in
Reflect on the language skills and vocabulary they need to progress in content understanding
Information adapted from the SIOP Model
Echevarría, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2017). Making content comprehensible for English learners:
The SIOP Model. Boston, MA: Pearson.