This resource was designed for student, teacher, and parent use. Have you ever had a student be able to identify the meaning of a word, but struggle to use it correctly in sentences? They might miss a nuance or use it in the wrong context. That is because that vocabulary acquisition is a dynamic and gradual progression.
Here are some ideas for how to use this chart:
-Have students "chart" their tier II vocabulary words on the chart, by placing the words in the section that they think their understanding and use falls. This is a great way to build executive functions and helps them reflect on their learning. This can be very motivating for students to see how many words they have "acquired" as their own!
-Teachers can use to "chart" student progress of tier II vocabulary words. It can help them determine what level they should be focusing on for direct instruction and can be an assessment tool.
-Share with parents as a way to show progress. It is especially good for students who make slow progress and showing the progress is hard to quantity (helps show "baby steps" of learning process)
-Cut out the sections and have students try to figure out the sequence of the progression. This helps them understand the end goal of vocabulary instruction is for them to be able to independently use the words in their speech and in their writing.