# Tier 3 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

Instructor: Matthew Hamel

Matt has degrees in Journalism and Business and has taught a variety of courses at high schools and universities around the world.

As students advance through school, they learn a variety of new vocabulary words. Tier 3 words can be particularly challenging because they are often content-specific. This lesson provides teachers with Tier 3 word lists and accompanying classroom activities.

## Tier 3 Vocabulary and Classroom Games

Tier 3 words are commonly defined as low-frequency, subject-specific words. It is common practice to teach these words as part of content-specific lessons. The following word lists are a small sample of the thousands of Tier 3 words that can be used for the activities in this lesson. Feel free to add Tier 3 words that you feel would be beneficial for your students.

## Tier 3 Word List - English Language Arts (A-I)

1. Abbreviation
2. Abstract
3. Acronym
6. Ambience
7. Articulation
8. Audible
9. Authoritative
10. Bandwagon
11. Bias
12. Brainstorm
13. Clarification
14. Cohesion
15. Composition
16. Diagram
17. Diction
18. Distinction
19. Diverse
20. Editorial
21. Efficient
22. Emphasis
23. Etiquette
24. Feedback
25. Figurative
26. Focus
27. Formal
28. Genre
29. Gesture
30. Hardware
32. Historical
33. Humor
34. Hyperbole
36. Idiom
37. Illustration
38. Imperative
39. Informal
40. Interpretation

## Tier 3 Word List - Mathematics and Science (A-I)

1. Absolute value
2. Abstract
5. Algebraic
6. Algorithm
7. Approximate
8. Base
9. Beaker
10. Biased sample
11. Binary system
12. Blueprint
13. Calculation
14. Category
15. Corresponding
16. Cubic
17. Data
18. Decibel
19. Decimal
20. Diagram
21. Equation
22. Equivalent
23. Exponent
24. Finite
25. Force
26. Generalization
27. Geometric
28. Graph
29. Horizontal
30. Identical
31. Improbability
32. Inference
33. Input
34. Intercept
35. Irregular

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