Look no further than Tier Two Treasures game to target and reinforce 3-5 Tier II vocabulary terms!
Vocabulary can be classified into three levels, or tiers. Tier II words are high frequency words used by mature language users across content areas. These are versatile vocabulary words. They can be challenging to kids as they’re often met in print, rather than oral language. Understanding of Tier II words is critical to language and academics.
Tier Two Treasures targets three grade levels of vocabulary, 3rd-5th. Each grade level has 24 targeted words (which were identified from multiple vocabulary lists). Each word has two cards, one with a sentence containing the word with multiple-choice meanings, and another with a picture to generate a sentence using the word.
*Please note: You may use cards for multiple grade levels. Often words are seen across grade-level lists; so it's not essential to adhere to a specific grade level.
1. Give each player a treasure chest mat.
2. Choose target cards and place face down.
3. Take turns, drawing cards, and answering/giving sentences.
4. When correct, place a gold coin onto mat. Another option is to
roll a die, and place multiple gold coins onto the mat.
5. The player with the most gold coins at the end wins.
Included with the game are gold coins to cut out and use. (Another option is to purchase plastic coins online or in stores.)
Also included is a data collection sheet for each grade level, on which you may note demonstration of receptive and expressive understanding.
Your students are sure to have fun collecting coins while targeting Tier II words!