Touro TESOL/Bilingual Teacher candidates are required to design a sheltered instruction lesson in course EDDN 637 following the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Touro College TESOL Teacher Candidate Jaclyn Kletchka submitted an exemplary SIOP lesson plan on “Using the Five Senses & Adjectives to Describe Objects.”
In EDDN 637 Second Language Learners and the Content Areas Students will become acquainted with and practice effective approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching and evaluating English language learners in the content areas (ELA, Social Studies, Math and Science). Throughout the course, students will explore the impact of culture and language upon classroom learning. Special challenges in teaching and assessment in each content area will be discussed. Examination and analysis of curriculum materials and instructional strategies for creative teaching and learning in grades Pe-K-12. Includes content-specific lesson planning that addresses the New York State Student Content Learning Standards with emphasis on English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, and content-area instruction. Course content includes demonstrations, simulated activities, and field observations in Pre-K-12 classrooms. The course also examines how the teaching of English to non-native speakers can be integrated with the teaching of cognitive skills in all content areas. Students will be offered a variety of methods and materials to integrate ESL standards throughout all content areas for classroom use. Includes 15 hours of fieldwork. Includes 15 hours of fieldwork. 3 credits
The 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. Candidates need to explain how and why they’ve decided on the specific lesson content and language needs to be addressed. Activities should focus on assessing student needs before, during, and upon lesson completion to enhance future instructional planning.
Jaclyn Kletchka is a graduate student at Touro College. Ms. Kletchka works as ENL teacher for the Brentwood School District. In her free time, she loves to read, go on walks, and play with her dogs!