21 Sheltered Instructional Strategies for Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volumes 1,2,3

21 Sheltered Instructional Strategies

for Both ELLs and Native Speakers Volumes 1,2,3


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 Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of 7 Low-Prep, Sheltered Instructional Strategies for a total of 21 sheltered 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!
These 21 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.Mind Reader
2.Silent Conversation
3.4-Square Brainstorm
4.Backwards Quiz
6.Feedback Teams
7. Give-One-Get-One
8. Alphabet Brainstorm
9. Category Word Sort
10. Student Illustrated Word Wall

11. Level-up!

12. 10 Word Sentence: Think-Write-Pair-Share

13. Scrambled Words

14. Picture It!

15. Vocab Grab Bag

16. Personal Anchor Chart

17. Silent Word Walk
18. Pencils Down/Make a Plan!
19. Yes/No/Why
20. 20 Questions
21. Roll of the Dice
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
Two ready-to-print templates to use with 4-Square-Brainstorm
One ready-to-print template to use with Give-One-Get-One
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
One ready-to-print Student Job Instructions for Vocab Grab Bag
One ready-to-print template for Personal Anchor Chart
One ready-to-print template for Yes/No/Why
One ready-to-print template for Roll of the Dice.
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