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Helping English Learners Succeed: An Overview of the SIOP Model

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An introduction to a research-based model of sheltered instruction. This video uses classroom footage and researcher narration to concisely present the eight components of the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model. Sheltered instruction has become a common instructional approach for language minority students, particularly as schools prepare students to achieve high standards. In a sheltered class, teachers use specific strategies to teach a content area in ways comprehensible to the students while promoting their English language development.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Connect With English

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Connect with English is a new way for speakers of other languages to learn English. Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, the series touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Margarita [electronic resource]

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Follows Margarita as she works with non-English speaking students to accelerate their science skills. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Connect With English: 1-2 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca copes with family and boyfriend problems as she makes her decision to attend a school of music in San Francisco. Part 1 reviews present tense; affirmative statements; subject pronouns; and imperatives. In Part 2, Rebecca starts to apply to music schools. Her father, a widowed, disabled firefighter, worries that she is choosing a chancy career, and that Kevin, her brother is not studying hard enough to graduate. Rebecca's best friend at the factory where she works is Sandy, who admires Rebecca, but in her own life, just wants to settle down and raise a family. Part 2 reviews present tense; negative statements; indefinite articles "a" and "an"; sentences with "there is"/"there are"; and compound sentences with "and".
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 3-4 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca's father has a worrisome checkup from his doctor. He has to eat better and exercise, or face a possible heart attack advice he ignores. At a Memorial Day barbecue, Rebecca talks to Sandy about Sandy's boyfriend Jack, who shows up drunk and belligerent. Part 3 reviews be: present tense, yes/no questions; short answers to yes/no questions with be; possessive adjectives and possessive nouns. In Part 4, Kevin graduates from high school, and Rebecca, after several rejections, is accepted into the San Francisco College of Music. She hopes to live free in San Francisco with her godmother. After telling Sandy the good news, she plans to confront her father. This section reviews the present continuous tense, affirmative statements; definite article the; and noun phrase composed of a [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 5-6 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca's father tells Rebecca that he is against the San Francisco plan, but Kevin supports her. Sandy will move in with her difficult boyfriend, Jack. Rebecca and Kevin go shopping for a used car that she can drive across the country to San Francisco, but have no luck. Part 5 reviews the present continuous tense, negative statements; wh- questions with who and what, and compound sentences with but. In Part 6, Rebecca gives her final music lesson, while her father secretly goes shopping for a car to give her. After her last softball game, the team gives Rebecca a farewell present and Rebecca and Matt break up. After the segment, Matt reflects on the storyline. Grammar lessons include the present continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions with when; and prepo [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 7-8 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca's father surprises her with the car and gives her a necklace that belonged to her mother. Kevin gives Rebecca a four-leaf clover key ring and Sandy gives her a diary. Driving out of Boston, Rebecca stops at her mother s grave. Grammar lessons for Part 7 include future tense with going to; wh- questions with where, and adverbs and prepositions to tell where. In Part 8, when Rebecca reaches the Southwest in her cross-country drive, the car starts leaking oil and finally breaks down on a deserted road. Rebecca gets worried when a stranger approaches on foot out of the desert. He turns out to be a photographer, Alberto, who can't get her car running, but does take her in his own car for help. Grammar lessons include simple present tense, affirmative statements; direct object nou [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 9-10 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca and Alberto reach a phone, but can only leave a message on a garage's answering machine because it's already so late. They drive to a motel, where Rebecca gets the only room left. Alberto must sleep in the car. Grammar lessons for Part 9 include simple present tense, negative statements; demonstrative adjectives, and demonstrative pronouns. In Part 13, while Rebecca and Alberto have breakfast, the garage tows the car and starts to work on it. The repairs will cost $800, so Rebecca sells the car to the garage for $550, and plans to take the bus all the way to San Francisco, after turning down Alberto's offer to take her along with him.Grammar lessons for Part 10 include simple present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; possessive pronouns and the use of "can" (ability, [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 11-12 [electronic resource]

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On their way to the bus station, Alberto and Rebecca stop in a beautiful canyon, where Alberto takes some photographs of her. They say goodbye at the bus, and both realize that they're interested in each other, but Rebecca doesn't want a boyfriend at this point in her life. Grammar lessons for Part 11 include the use of be: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and short answers, and count and non-count nouns. In Part 12, Rebecca arrives in San Francisco, and is surprised to discover that her godmother Nancy keeps other boarders too, and that she will have to pay rent. Grammar lessons include simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (regular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers, and adverbs and preposi [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 13-14 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca has a difficult time getting used to life with other boarders at Nancy's house. At school, Rebecca learns that her work-study program has been canceled so she goes on a job search and meets some interesting prospects. Grammar reviews for Part 13 include be: present tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; be: present tense, and wh- questions and answers. In Part 14, Rebecca finds the job search frustrating and shares her disappointments with another boarder. Alberto shows up, and says her wants to tour her around San Francisco and that he has surprise for her. Grammar review includes past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and answers; be: past tense, and wh- questions and sh [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 15-16 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca and Alberto see the city and Rebecca meet Alberto's family, the Mendozas, who are now close to retiring from their family restaurant, the Casa Mendoza. Alberto has a divorced brother, Ramon, with a 10-year-old-son, Alex. Ramon suggests Rebecca take a job with his son's after-school program. Grammar lessons include can and could (ability, possibility); can you/could you/would you (requests), and can, could, and may (permission). In Part 16, Rebecca finds her first day of classes at the San Francisco College of Music intimidating and expensive. She likes the after-school program a lot, and meets Alex and his best friend, Vincent Wang. Meanwhile, Alberto is working on a deal with some investors who want to buy his parents restaurant. Grammar reviews include direct object nouns [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 17-18 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca is a hit teaching softball and gets a full time job at Alex's after-school program. Alberto sends flowers and asks her to a gallery opening Saturday evening, but his brother, Ramon, is starting to appreciate Rebecca, too. Grammar review includes present continuous tense, affirmative and negative statements; present continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present continuous tense, and wh- questions and answers. In Part 18, Ramon is worried that his ex-wife may take Alex to Los Angeles with her. On her date with Alberto, Rebecca discovers that a photograph he took of her in the canyon is on display at the gallery. The Mendoza family talks about the possibility of selling the restaurant, but Ramon is very against the idea and the parents need more time to consider [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 19-20 [electronic resource]

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Ramon and Rebecca have a nice chat at a picnic for the after-school program, but are interrupted when some racist children taunt Vincent Wang for being Chinese. Alex tries to defend him, but some of the other children in the program don't take the incident seriously. Vincent's father is so upset he pulls Vincent out of the program. Grammar review includes count nouns; non-count nouns; and sentences with there was/there were. In Part 20, Rebecca and the staff of the after-school program explain to the children why racist names should not be used, and a guest police officer talks about hate crimes. The children write cards to Vincent to encourage him to come back to the program. The episode includes reflections on the story by Emma Washington, the woman who runs the after-school progra [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 21-22 [electronic resource]

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The children in the after-school program all send cards to Vincent, but his parents stand firm in their decision not to let Vincent return to the program. Rebecca wants to give shared guitar lessons to Vincent and Alex, so the two friends can still see each other. Grammar review includes simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (irregular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers (irregular verbs); simple past tense, and wh- questions and short answers (irregular verbs). In Part 22, the Wangs agree to the guitar lessons. Alex tells his father that he should date Rebecca, but at the same time, he hopes his parents reconcile. Ramon tells Rebecca that he may have to go to court to prevent his ex-wife from taking Alex to Los Angeles. Grammar lessons incl [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 23-24 [electronic resource]

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Alex reacts badly to the news that he may have to go to Los Angeles, but Ramon calms him down. Alberto brings Rebecca to the retirement party for the Mendozas, and Mrs. Mendoza gossips about which of her sons Rebecca should marry. Grammar lessons include the future with will: affirmative and negative statements; the future with will: yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions; present continuous tense and simple present tense for future meaning. In Part 24, Mr. Mendoza announces that they won't sell the restaurant. Rebecca's godmother arrives with the message that Rebecca's father has been taken to the hospital in Boston. Rebecca leaves the party, planning to fly back to Boston. Grammar lessons include have to: present tense, affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questio [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 25-26 [electronic resource]

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As Rebeccas flys home to be with her father, the storyline as presented in the first 13 programs is reviewed. Grammar lessons include used to: affirmative and negative statements; drawing conclusions: might and must in affirmative and negative statements; cardinal and ordinal numbers. In Part 26, Kevin meets Rebecca at the Boston airport and tells her their father's heart attack was very serious. At the hospital, the doctor is not optimistic. Kevin and Rebecca return home, and Rebecca finds the house a mess and without food. She questions Kevin about it but soon another call takes them back to the hospital. Grammar lessons include past continuous tense, affirmative statements; past continuous tense, negative statements, and stative verbs.
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 27-28 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca and Kevin's father has had a second heart attack. They call a priest and telephone their father's estranged brother, Brendan, who lives in Illinois. Father O'Conner administers the Sacrament of the Sick to Rebecca's father. Sandy arrives at the hospital to see Rebecca and tries unsuccessfully to hide the fact that Jack has been hitting her. Grammar lessons include past continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; past continuous tense, wh- questions; there is/are and there was/were: yes/no questions and short answers. In Part 28 Brendan Casey arrives and reconciles with his brother just before he dies. Funeral arrangements are made, and friends and relatives are contacted. Grammar lessons include adverbial phrases and clauses: one action before or after another actio [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 29-30 [electronic resource]

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The funeral for Rebecca's father is held and the Boston fire department presents Rebecca with her father's helmet. Matt and Sandy both stop by to pay their respects and Sandy tells Rebecca she's going back to Jack. At the gravesite, Kevin and Rebecca speak movingly about their father's hopes and dreams. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion of the discussion group's own experiences with death. Grammar lessons include indirect object nouns and pronouns: affirmative and negative statements; indirect object nouns and pronouns: yes/no questions and short answers; indirect objects and direct objects and wh- questions and answers. In Part 30, the family reads the condolence cards and friends drop by with food. Uncle Brendan and his wife Anne offer to help Rebecca and Kevin a [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 31-32 [electronic resource]

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Rebecca and Kevin find a key to a safe deposit box containing family treasures and substantial amounts in savings and insurance. This will reduce their financial worries, but they still have to decide how they will get on with their lives. Kevin tells Rebecca he resents her mothering him and he wants her to go back to college. Grammar lessons include present perfect tense, negative statements; present perfect tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect tense, and wh- questions. In Part 32, the Casey family goes out for an oyster dinner and Rebecca and Kevin give their grandmother's ring to Brendan. After dinner Kevin takes Uncle Brendan's rental car to go see an old girlfriend. Rebecca questions why she ever went to San Francisco in the first place. Brendan and Anne su [...]
Online
1998
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Connect With English: 33-34 [electronic resource]

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Kevin and his old girlfriend talk about his plans for the future and why she didn't write to him while she was away at college. Rebecca calls Kevin's friends to see if she can find him. When Kevin returns home, Brendan, Anne, and Rebecca all reprimand him for taking the car without asking and Kevin storms out crying. Rebecca goes out to find him, and when she does, they finally begin to talk about their plans for the future. Grammar lessons include present perfect continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect continuous tense, wh- questions; review: direct object infinitives: affirmative and negative statements, and yes/no questions. In Part 34, Kevin apologizes for taking the car. In the morning, Brendan again invites Rebecca and Kevin to come to the farm. Th [...]
Online
1998