Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction


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Why do teachers teach vocabulary words?

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1. Which is a tier-one word?

2. How can teachers choose tier-two words for instruction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Having a strong vocabulary is an important part of educational success, so teachers must be mindful when choosing which terms to introduce to their students. On this quiz and worksheet, you'll be asked to identify the purpose of teaching vocabulary words. You'll also need to understand the different tiers of words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to gauge your knowledge of the following topics:

  • How teachers can choose a tier three word
  • Characteristics of tier two words
  • The purpose of teaching vocabulary words
  • Examples of tier one words
  • Things that need to be considered when choosing vocab words

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related lesson on teaching vocabulary words
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different tiers of vocabulary words
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding why teachers teach vocabulary words

Additional Learning

Choosing vocabulary words for students doesn't just happen randomly. Use the lesson called Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction to complete these objectives:

  • Learn why vocabulary words are taught
  • Compare and contrast the tiers of vocabulary words
  • Examine techniques teachers use to select vocabulary words