SIOP - Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
Information regarding SIOP can be found at http://www.cal.org/siop/
How to write Content and Language Objectives
- Objectives should be read by students, for students;
- Should be easy for students to understand;
- Should be given orally and in writing;
- Tells what the student is going to learn
- Can be stated "The Student Will" or "Today I will";
- And are tied to specific grade-level content standards.
- Today I will find the LCM of 2 or more numbers.
- Today I will create a collage depicting some of the main features of French culture as well as products that France exports.
- Today I will analyze the nutritional data on a fast food menu to create one healthy meal and one unhealthy meal.
- Objectives states how students how students will be able to express what they have learned in English
- Makes explicit for students the target content-specific academic language
- Makes explicit the ways listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be a part of the lesson..
Examples of Language Objectives
- My job is to write the steps used to determine the LCM of 2 or more numbers.
- My job is to write sentences describing the main features of French culture and French exports.
- My job is to role play a conversation between a parent and child or two students regarding choosing a healthy meal.
Examples of Language Functions
- form a question
- give an example of
- make a connection
Below are tips for writing language objectives. These tips are directly from http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/using_siop_model_08621.php.php
Examples of Language Support
- Real life objects
- Pictures & Photos
- Color coding
- Dictating to a partner
- Audio Books
- Magazines and newspapers
- Video Clips
- Models and Figures
- Graphic organizers
- Number lines
- In pairs or with a partner
- In triads or a small group
- Using the Internet
- With a mentor
- Role play
- Acting it our