Activity: Think, Pair, Share Vocabulary Words
1. Take three minutes to read the first column of the Lou Gehrig Reading. It can be accessed by clicking here.
This is a sample item from the sixth grade reading comprehension test.

2. What vocabulary words do you notice in the first column?

3. Which words in the reading would you classify as Tier 1? Tier 2? Tier 3?

4. Turn to your shoulder partner and discuss your findings.

5. We will share a few words as a whole group.

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Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary Video


Three Tiers of Vocabulary Information Handout

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