• The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners throughout the United States.

    The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components:

    • Lesson Preparation
    • Building Background
    • Comprehensible Input
    • Strategies
    • Interaction
    • Practice/Application
    • Lesson Delivery
    • Review & Assessment

    Using instructional strategies connected to each of these components, teachers are able to design and deliver lessons that address the academic and linguistic needs of English learners.


    To learn more about the SIOP model:


    Center for Applied Linguistics

    SIOP Lessson Planning Template 1

    SIOP Lesson Planning Template 2

    SIOP  Lesson Planning Template 3