What is Shift 6?
Tier 1- Common words used in every day speech, taught in lower grades (ex. book, girl, run)
Tier 2- Words that appear across all kinds of texts (ex. masterpiece, gallop, measure)
Tier 3- Specific words that are related to the content (ex. economics, war, asphalt)
Teaching these can be difficult. I would do it within a guided reading lesson, especially tier 2 words. I would go through the book and identify all the tier 2 words. From there I would pick three or four to focus on. Before having my students read the book we would do a lesson on these words. This would include a mix it fix it activity, learning the definitions, and discussing how the word is used in the story.
Word Walls are a great way to remind students which types of words go in each tier.
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Wordle can be used to help identify tier 2 words.