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Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol is explained in the following article, retrievable from URL: http://www.prel.org/products/paced/fall06/siop.pdf, entitled, Teaching English Learners the SIOP Way. The article has some excellent information about structuring the SIOP lesson plan, and is worth a read.
PLUS the article makes several claims about improved performance in English learners whose teachers were trained to use SIOP format lessons in their instruction - at least two studies were cited there. That should fulfull your requirement on improved performance.
The eight components of a SIOP lesson include: preparation, building background, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, practice and application, lesson delivery, review and assessment.
These eight components mean: first, teachers tell students the purpose of the lesson - what standards the lesson is meant to address. Second, they connect the new information to knowledge students already have. Third, teachers vary presentation (modalities for varied learning style preferences) to match the student's skills and needs, making lessons challenging without being overwhelming. Fourth, instructional strategies such as graphic organizers, scaffolding, differentiation and spiraling, among others are used to most effectively transmit new information to learners. Fifth, Students must be able to interact with the material, the teacher and other students. Grouping is a good strategy. Sixth, Students need an opportunity to practice their new skills and information by applying what they have ...
This SIOP lesson plan model is for a 2nd or third grade English class- can be used in an elementary Art class, as well. The eight components of an SIOP lesson are explained and identified, with Web-based reference. Model lesson plan with scoring rubric and handouts included in attachment for comparison. Word 2007 and .rtf solution attachments included.