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How to make a SIM or Strategic Intervention Materials? First, lets us define what is a SIM...

SIM or Strategic Intervention Material refers to teaching aid introduced into the teaching methods to stimulate the activity of the students and thereby increasing their level of understanding.

Let us also define the wordIntervention, operationally as it was used in my research study, it means that the learning of the students is enhanced with the integration of the use of Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM) together with the use of Science IV (Physics) textbook.

The following are the different Parts of the SIM called Cards:

1.Guide Card

2.Activity Card

3.Assessment Card

4.Enrichment Card

5.Reference Card

The description of each part/card is given below under the

Guide in Developing and Reviewing Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM):

Guide Card

1. Gives a preview of what students will learn.

2. Stimulates interest in the topic.

3. Presents the focus skills.

a. Mentions the learning competency (LC).

b. States at least 3 sub-tasks (activities).

c. Builds on prior learning/ prerequisite skills.

d. Mentions the concrete outcome or product students are expected to demonstrate/ produce.

4. Cites briefly the activities.

5. Challenges the learner in performing the tasks.


Activity Card

6. Translates the focus skills into at least 3 activities.

7. Provides activities that:

a. are organized based on the sequence of the focus skills (in the Guide Card).

b. have clear directions.

c. provide examples to concretize the concepts, particularly those drawn from real-life experience.

d. students can complete independently, in pairs, or in small groups.

e. allow students to make discoveries and formulate ideas on their own.

f. guides and challenges students’ thinking and learning.

g. uses local data and situations (e.g., interacting with people in the community).

8. Provides transition statements that recognize students’ accomplishments.

9. Provides questions that:

a. guide the development of concepts/focus skill.

b. elicit the message or meaning that astudent can take away from an activity/ experience.

c. elicit an explanation, not one-word answers.

d. establish the relationship between the topic/lesson and what students already know or are familiar to them.

e. develop the skills in the three domains.


Assessment Card

10. Provides exercises, drills or activities that allow students to:

a. assess their understanding of what they have learned and correct errors when appropriate.

b. monitor their learning and use feedback about their progress.

11. Formulated in standard test formats to give students practice in test-taking techniques.

12. Gives clear directions.

13. Provides an Answer Key (in a separate card)



Enrichment Card

14. Provides activities that reinforce the content of the lesson

15. Provides opportunities for students to:

a. apply what they have learned to other subject areas or in new


b. work independently or in groups to explore answers to their own



Reference Card

16. Provides readings that relate content with students’ life experiences

17. Provides a carefully researched list of resources that:

a. will reinforce concepts/ skills learned

b. provide additional content not found in the textbook

c. students may refer to for further reading.


[1] Psychological principles that create an impact on learning, from “How Children Learn” by Estella Vosniadou, International Academy of Education, International Bureau of Education.

Scale: Interpretation:

4.20 - 5.00 VE - Very Evident

3.41 - 4.19 E - Evident

2.61 - 3.40 ME - Moderately Evident

1.81 - 2.60 LE - Less Evident

1.00 – 1.80 LE - Least Evident

The above scale and interpretations were the ones used in my research study, however the criteria were the Standard criteria issued by the Department of Education (DepED),Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) in 2005.


Rachelle Mae C. Noriel on April 07, 2020:

Thank you maam for this information. I was inspired with your work. Thus, i decided to work my masteral thesis with this problem but for mathematics 8. Its great to search your work. thank you so much.

Johna on September 18, 2018:

Hi maam can you send me some sample of SIM in Science because I'm going to make one in Science 3. Here's my email address maam:

Thank you and more power.

Zyla on July 17, 2017:

Hi mam, is the SIM a self study material or need a tutorial session?

enginer on January 08, 2017:

i love this page its help mme thank you

Marissa Estrada on November 16, 2016:

This discussion is really helpful. Mam jo,can you send me a copy of the criteria used in developing a sim and pls provide a sample sim in Filipino. Thnx po!

genelyn sebua on March 26, 2016:

hi ma'm jho good evening! i am Genelyn Sebua i have a thesis this semester about Strategic Intervention Materials in teaching Probability and statistics fr grade-10. Can you help me how to develop the SIM which is the least learned competency is are permutation and combination?

I am hoping for your response thank you and more power!


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Analyn on August 17, 2015:

please help me thinking what is the most appropriate title of my SIM about photosynthesis?

Jhoanna Mae Abines on June 27, 2015:

This article is very helpful mam jho thank you

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on April 18, 2015:

Yes mayden! You may/can adopt it. Good luck! God bless!

ate on October 12, 2014:

can you give me an exAmple of the sim of grade 7

evangeline t.tugade on September 28, 2014:

Hello po....pwede pa send me a sample of SIM in science 3

Johnd880 on August 01, 2014:

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arlyn tandingan on July 24, 2014:

hello mam, my sample kba na sim sa math? Can you share m a copy?

joy rivero on July 05, 2014:

Thank you for sharing sim to's a great help. I was looking for araling panlipunan sample of sim pero wala.meron po ba kayo. Please share naman. Send it to my email maraming salamat po.

Ziejane on July 02, 2014:

hello po!! tanong ko lang po parehas lang po ba ang nilalaman ng SIM sa lahat ng subject?? dapat po ba laging may nkalagay na guide card, activity card, assessment card, enrichment card saka po referrence card??

from Gen.T.De Leon NHS teacher po ako sa Valenzuela po.

Bougart Balinon on May 27, 2014:

Good morning po. I'm Bougart Balinon of Caba NHS, Lagawe, Ifugao, Cordilera Administrative Region, Math teacher teaching Grade 8, Grade 9, CAT, Organ Adviser, Teacher Librarian, and Prefect of discipline. I'm just curious what about SIM paticularly in Math Grade 8. I have read your details how to make and some requests that you've granted.

1) Favor please, can I have detailed but simple sample too.

2) Sample of simple action research on absenteeism of students since i've been listing no. of times student absent daily & different reasons of absenteeism but that's the until, for record only. Help me please how to conduct action research.

Kindly email to Thank you very much and hoping for a positive reply.

perlasil a. escobar on May 13, 2014:

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm perlasil a. escobar from Lopez,Quezon. i want to learn how to make sim in Math gr. one ... . i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

thank you and God bless.

sallie pacifico on April 18, 2014:

*your (you)

thanks in advance.

sallie pacifico on April 18, 2014:

hi ma'am, i'm from pasig currently teaching in a public school, handling science 4,, gusto ko matuto gumawa ng SIM may i ask your if you can send me a sample of SIM.

email add:

john geslani on April 06, 2014:

hi. i'm from pangasinan and currently enrolled in graduate school, and SIM is the subject of my thesis,, i just wonder if you have any research/thesis about sim for my references..tnx.. pls do email me

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on March 06, 2014:

My email add:

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on March 06, 2014:

Hi guys! Please send me your email add so that I can share with you my materials.

God bless!

reysan0823 on March 04, 2014:

Hi Ma'am JhoDy!

Ma'am, pwede po ba makahingi ng kopya about the SIM na nagawa mo? I also into my SIM Development in Chemistry po kaso limited lang po ang related studies sa Net at pati sa lib po namin.

I considered SIM kasi as a tool for my class kaya ito ang naisip kong gawin for my Masters Thesis. By the way, I am Reynaldo and enrolled in Masters Degree here in one university in Iligan City.

Thank you po ma'am for the assistance. My email add:

Thanks again ma'am at sana you can share to me your expertise.

ROMMEL CABATINGAN on February 19, 2014:



allysa on February 16, 2014:

this is very horrible ! 3 days for making this unsufficient project for fourth year students to be able to clear their requirements ..

Sir Rommel on February 09, 2014:

hi ma'am...

can you help me for writing for the action research to make my SIM valid...

here's my email:

Zibbren Bureros on January 24, 2014:

Eto po yung email add ko salamat po

Melody Morales on January 09, 2014:

Hi mam...I just wanna ask how to make a SIM in Art Education in Grade one..Thank you very much...God bless

Melody Morales on January 09, 2014:

Hi mam...I just wanna ask how to make a SIM in Art Education in Grade one..Thank you very much...God bless

josefina d. naisa on December 07, 2013:

thanks for kind of learning....

Marites V. Hinlo on November 17, 2013:

Can I also have a copy of your SIM abstract? I am a Math teacher in Masbate City assigned to make one in our school. Though I am now busy with the material now, I don't know how I can test it's validity inside classroom... I really need your help, maam Jho... thanks in advance! here's my e-mail address

I just hope I would be able to see one as contest proper will be next week , nov. 25.

roy e. tiape on November 14, 2013:

hi mam jho please help, i'm roy tiape of jaliobong national high school for 2 years i joined in sim congress during our science camp, i made sim in chemistry especially on mole concept but i loss, can you help me to make a winning sim next year when i join again our science camp?

jonnie mejias on November 06, 2013:

hi mam jho please help me

to do a sim, because that's our project plesae help me

thank you

daisy sacdal on October 01, 2013:

hi mam jho, thanks for sharing your expertise in developing SIM. Can you help me find abstracts to your research that will help me to include in my action research?

here's my email add(

thanks and Godbless you.

gpvmin.42272 on March 01, 2013:

hi mam jho tnx 4 posting info abt d sim..really a big help to us tchrs n preparing & bringing it into our clsrum..

ejpi on February 17, 2013:

gd pm ma'am. i want to ask if SIM means also science intervention materials? can you guide me? since i want to make a thesis out of it. by the way i am teaching science in grade 7. Thanks. please email me at thanks ma'am for your help.

maanflorita on February 17, 2013:

helo po,im very much interested to make SIM in science grade 3.Paano po ba ang paggawa na magingkaakit akit s mga bata,Gagawa ako ng SIM para sa action research ko. matutulungan mo ba ako?

shasimi on February 09, 2013:


jona deguzman on February 08, 2013:

hi miss jho...can you please send me a copy of your abstract?i wanna use your study as a basis because i also want to develop a SIM for my thesis.thanks and godbless..

jemimah on January 07, 2013:

that's was awesome,,,,but 8s not part of our project

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on December 01, 2012:

Hi mr. Richard!

Yes sir, thanks for being interested in SIM development. Given the time I can always extend my assistance to a teacher like you who wants to promote instructional materials development/preparation.

Good luck! God bless..

Jho O. Dy

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on December 01, 2012:

Hi joebert!

pls ask Nick about the parts of the write-ups.. It includes the results on the test of its effectiveness.

Good luck! God bless


The Fjord on December 01, 2012:

hi mam jho? thanks for posting the guidelines tho it's too late na coz our regional contest for sim materials had just ended this afternoon, dec 1, 2012. but anyway, there is always next time. I wish to make a better sim come next competition. could you please send me your study abstract and, if you will, also as attachment your winning sim materials before?

May God bless you always.

p.s.: I am noel g. solis, znnhs, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. My email add is:

joberiv on November 28, 2012:

hi mam jho! muzta po? its me again , joebert. mam on dec 4 n po competition in science (regional level). Im representing po albay division in SIM level IV. Mam ask me po if ano po ang parts ng write-up sa SIM contest? Thank u po!

Juliet Morden on November 27, 2012:

heLLo!good evening. i know it's hard to do S.I.M. Ahhmmpp,our topic was all about MATTER,specifically in mixtures .. Can you help or give me some advice on how to do it more beautiful and more interesting??;) I'm a high school student in Longos,Pulilan,Bulacan .... THANK YOU for those who will help ME .. GOD BLESS !

juliet morden on November 27, 2012:

hirap gumawa niyan ehhh ... !!!!!!!!!

catherine h. sevillano on November 27, 2012:

hi mam, im a teacher of chemistry Sagkahan national High school, tacloban City. I want to ask ur expertise in making an SIM for Chemistry. Just email me at

may on November 14, 2012:

hi maam . thanks for posting this. but i need a sample write-up for a strategic intervention material. this includes abstract, introduction, objectives, preparation of the sim, result, and conclusioncan you help me? thanks

Richard Canas on November 05, 2012:

Hi Ma'am!

I'm Richard., a multigrade teacher here in Libmanan, Div. of Cam. Sur. After I have read your discussion on the pointers for developing SIM, I became interested since SIM is not yet being implemented in our district. Our district science coordinator told me to discuss SIM during our LAC session. I have made sample SIM... I would like to ask if you could give comments on the SIM I prepared.

Thank you very much!


JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on October 14, 2012:

hello mam haydee,

How to be an effective Master Teacher? First, know your duties & functions, you can get from your PDF which you've attached in your appointment when submitted to the CSC, a copy must have returned to you as your reference when you perform your basic functions.

What I remember, a Master Teacher should mentor her/his co-teachers in terms of learning area content & teaching approaches/ strategies. Also a MT is expected to conduct classroom-based action research to address classroom or school problems which may vary from the different learning areas, unmastered skills, student's attendance/absenteeism, student's behavior and many more.

I hope I have given answers to your concern.

Good luck! God bless

haydee on October 12, 2012:

hello ma'am,

can you help me to be an effective master teacher don't want to be an empty. can you please share what and how should i be an ideal master teacher in science secondary level. i feel like i have so many things to learn to a unselfish mentor like you. thank you and more power.

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on October 10, 2012:

Hi Joebert! What university are you enrolled in? Yes, you may adopt the criteria. It's the standard set of criteria from the BSE.

Good luck! God bless.

joberiv on October 10, 2012:

hi mam jho musta po?, joebert po i2. Im working with my thesis entitled enhancing understanding of environmental and physics concepts through strategic intervention materials, I just want to ask permission from you if it is ok to you if im going to adopt your set criteria in developing my instruments. thanks po God Bless

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on September 04, 2012:

Hi mam evelyn, kindly send email to

Please include your real name and the institution you are connected with.

I'll send my Research abstract to you.

God bless

Jocelyn O. Dy

JhoDy (author) from Legazpi City on September 04, 2012:

Please email me at

Kindly include your real name and the institution you are connected with.

I'll send my Research Abstract to you.

Thanks for being interested in developing instructional materials and hopefully you'll conduct an action research out of it.

God bless

Jocelyn O. Dy

Rommel on August 27, 2012:

hello po...

ask ko lang po panu gawan ng classroom-based research ang SIM...

un may pretest at posttest...

sabi kasi may study dapat as a proof na effective daw ang SIM...

eh panu po yun...

may nagawa ako po, un lang talaga problema ko...

thanks po...

jazy0627 on August 25, 2012:

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm evelyn dellomas from q.c...i want to learn how to make sim in science gr. 7.. my head teacher assigned me to make can i start? and i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

i'm hoping for ur respond regading this matter.

thank you and God bless.

Evelyn on August 25, 2012:

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm evelyn dellomas from q.c.... i want to learn how to make sim in science gr.7... i really want to learn how to make sim for my students..and also because my head teacher assigned me to do e-mail address is

I'm hoping for your respond regarding this matter.

thank you and God bless.

Rowella Almario on May 15, 2012:

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm rowella t. almario from pangasinan. i want to learn how to make sim in physics... my major is biology but my principal assigned me to teach physics. i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

thank you and God bless.

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