What are we talking about? • Tier 3 “Low frequency words- rarely seen in text” • Tier 2 “High frequency words for mature language users” • Tier 1 “The most basic words- common knowledge words”
Tier III Tier II Tier I
Target: Improve your ability to judge your own word knowledge • Your should become proficient at answering questions such as: • Do I know the meaning of this word? • Does the meaning I know for this word fit the context? • Do I know the meaning of this word well enough to keep reading with an adequate level of comprehension?
Tier II (2) Words should: • Come from your text that fall into the tier two category • Be words that occur frequently in many types of text • Examples: hazardous, fugitive, ambitious • Tier II (2)Words should not: • Be every day words such as red, happy, sad • Be content specific words such as geometry, photosynthesis, geography
Time to Practice Categorize the following words into one of the three categories: Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III: Write the words under the headings on the blank table.
Starting TODAY- You will be marking your Tier II words on your pink page. In the coming weeks we will be using these words for our vocabulary study!
This will be used in the coming weeks to assess your independent vocabulary study
Please file this rubric in your Vocabulary Sectionof your reading binder for future reference. Now begin reading- record any Tier II words/pg # you encounter.