The Kindergarten-Providing Academic Skills and Strategies (K-PASS) program was designed to teach parents the literacy skills necessary for child success in kindergarten and how best to ready children for further language development in an effort to cut off the existing achievement gap.
Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners (CRESPAR and John Hopkins University, 2003) English language learners have been found to benefit from instruction in “comprehensive reform programs using systematic phonics, one-to-one or small group tutoring programs, cooperative learning programs, and programs emphasizing extensive reading.” This study elaborates on these and more strategies for school districts to implement in order to ensure opportunities for reading success for all students.
L2 Proficiency Development in a Two-Way and a Developmental Bilingual Program(NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2:1, Winter 2004) This study aims to weigh the short- and long-term effectiveness of bilingual education programs versus that of accelerated, English-only, structured-immersion programs for ELLs. Five state governments have introduced proposals which would completely replace one with the other.
Teaching English Language Learners(American Educator - Summer 2008) Teaching students for whom English is not a primarily-used language is a difficult process, and any attempt to simplify the needs of this demographic is disrespectful to its students. We need to step up nationwide to improve our comprehensive ELL instruction, because “the costs of large-scale underachievement are very high.”
Inclusion for ELs: SIOP in Elementary Classrooms(Marina Moran - June 2007) This CSI: Ed Forum presentation identifies the cultural and educational disparity in ELLs. It introduces Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) as a viable option to improve support networks for these students.
The SIOP Model: Providing Diverse Learners with Access to Content and Language(MaryEllen Vogt - April 2014) By 2025, it is estimated that English learners will make up approximately 25% of the total K-12 student population. This CSI: Ed Forum presentation reviews the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol’s (SIOP) organizational framework, eight instructional components, and its model of academic language.