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Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary Words
The first step in passing any High Stakes Reading or Math test is understanding the types of vocabulary. Tier 3 and Tier 2 vocabulary are the hardest to learn and remember, these words give students the most problems on test!
Tier 1 Academic Vocabulary: Basic words that commonly appear in spoken language. Because they are heard frequently in numerous contexts and with nonverbal communication, Tier 1 words rarely require explicit instruction.Examples of Tier 1 words are clock, baby, happy and walk.
Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary: Less high frequency words used by mature language users across several academic content areas. Because of their lack of redundancy in oral language and their multiple meaning or descriptive nature, Tier 2 words present challenges to students who primarily meet them in print and on test. Examples of Tier 2 words are obvious, complex, establish and verify. Blooms and Webb's DOK verbs are integral to any successful reading instruction or intervention.
Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary: Low Frequency words that are not frequently used except in specific academic content areas or domains. Tier 3 words are central to building backgrounds knowledge and conceptual understanding within the various academic domains and should be integral to instruction of content. Medical, legal, biology and mathematics terms are all examples of these words.
High Frequency Standardized Testing Math Vocabulary
High Frequency Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary
accelerate-to make something go faster. The driver accelerated the car.
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