An approach to teach language to English language learners by modifying the core curriculum to meet the language needs of those learners. Academic subjects are taught using English along with supplementary aids such as graphs, models, hands-on materials, and visual aids. Used mostly in classes comprised solely with English language learners.
Lessons integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Teacher interaction is "characterized by frequent discussion, making sufficient wait time for student responses, encouragement to elaborate comments about lesson concepts, and the explicit teaching and opportunities to practice conversational skills via meaningful activities."
Examples and resources
For more information see: Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).