7 Sheltered Instructional Strategies for Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volume 2

7 Sheltered Instructional Strategies for

Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volume 2


4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, Higher Ed.


ELL/Bilingual Ed., Principals/Admin & Staff

Resource Type

Group Activities

Product Rating


Ease of Use

Product Description

This resource contains Volume 2 only of 7 Low-Prep, Sheltered Instructional Strategies.
This set of sheltered instruction strategies is great for both ELLs and native English speakers. Sometimes people also refer to these types of strategies as siop strategies.
Are you planning lessons to provide professional development to teachers, administrators, or other adult learners?
Are you preparing for a formal observation and looking for easy to implement engagement strategies?
Do you feel like your lesson plans are stale and could you a little bit of spice?
Are you being asked to incorporate more language-based engagement strategies in your teaching?
These strategies are for you!
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These seven strategies can be used in any content area and, with minimal prep (10 minutes or less), can be implemented immediately in your classroom. All of them target academic vocabulary and content acquisition and also incorporate student interaction. They also incorporate sheltered language acquisition strategies to focus on student language development using reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
The strategies included in this resource are:
1. Alphabet Brainstorm: Use all the letters of the alphabet and brainstorm words.
2. Category Word Sort: Classify words into categories you create.
3. Student Illustrated Word Wall: Create images to solidify student understanding of academic vocabulary.
4. Level-up!: Turn worksheets into a game where students help each other level-up!
 5. 10 Word Sentence: Think-Write-Pair-Share: Create and peer edit sentences with EXACTLY 10 words using academic vocabulary.
6. Scrambled Words: Unscramble academic vocabulary words with a peer and then practice using the words correctly.
7. Picture-It!: Get students talking with an image that relates to a current topic of study.
These strategies are printed 2 to a page, with simple directions so you can read them and implement them right away. You can print them and use them as they are, or you might prefer to cut them into ½ pages and organize them using a ring to make a flip book, staple them together, or place them in a container to store them. You could print the pages double sided to cut down on printing.
Each strategy card has the following information:
•Strategy Name
•Estimated Prep Time
•Estimated Activity Time
•Why use this strategy?
•How it works
•Or you could...
•Materials needed
Additional Resources Included
One ready-to-print template for Alphabet Brainstorm
One ready-to-print template for Category Word Sort
One ready-to-print template for 10 Word Sentence: Think-Write-Pair-Share
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