Part 1: Interview and Observation
Discuss the eight components of SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) with your mentor teacher. Include the following questions in your discussion:

What are the English language proficiency levels of the ELL students in your classroom and what other student background information do you take into consideration when preparing lessons?
How do you determine appropriate content and language objectives? How do you ensure students are not only aware of the objectives, but that your lesson has supported them?
What are 3-4 strategies you regularly use to support English language learners?
At least two additional questions of your own to ask your mentor teacher.

Using “Appendix A: SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol),” observe at least one lesson involving ELLs and focus on only the first three components: Lesson Preparation, Building Background, and Comprehensible Input.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, reflect on the following:

Suggest ways to enhance the observed lesson in the SIOP components of Lesson Preparation, Building Background, and Comprehensible Input.
Discuss how the teacher accommodated for different English language proficiency levels.
Address how what you have learned will be applied to your future professional practice.