Using the SIOP Model with Pre-K and Kindergarten English Learners

  • Title:Using the SIOP Model with Pre-K and Kindergarten English Learners
  • Author:Jana Echevarria, Deborah Short, Carla Peterson
  • Publication Date:March 2011
  • Grade Level:PreK-K
  • ISBN:9780137085231
  • Publisher:Pearson

Designed for early childhood teachers and administrators, Teaching Young English Learners Using the SIOP Model: Pre-K and Kindergarten describes the young English learner, current trends in early childhood education, and the fundamentals of language development. Focusing on implementation, the book includes a sample lesson plan, versions of the SIOP protocol, and descriptions of how sample programs have used the SIOP® Model to provide an optimal learning environment for their young students. Chapters explore the SIOP model, key components, and the research that explains why the model works.


Author Bio

Carla Peterson is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. She has worked in early care and education for 35 years as a teacher, administrator, teacher trainer, and researcher. She has worked in child care, Head Start, and early childhood special education settings. Her research and teaching have focused on designing interventions to meet children’s individual needs within inclusive settings.

Deborah Short is a professional development consultant and a senior research associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. She co-developed the SIOP Model for sheltered instruction and has directed national research studies on English language learners funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Dept. of Education. She recently chaired an expert panel on adolescent ELL literacy. As the director of Academic Language Research & Training, Dr. Short provides professional development on sheltered instruction and academic literacy around the U.S. and abroad. She has taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jana Echevarría is a Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. An internationally known expert on second language learners, Dr. Echevarría is a Fulbright Specialist. Her research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. Currently, she is Co-Principal Investigator with the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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