Structure Tier Two Robust Instruction of Vocabulary Experiences
Did you know?
Reading Comprehension difficulties aren’t just about comprehension. Often the cause is a much larger problem of poor word knowledge. In fact research shows that vocabulary is the strongest predictor of reading success. Students must know the meaning of at least 92% of words in a sentence to understand the meaning of that sentence. We can prevent reading comprehension difficulties by explicitly teaching vocabulary. This is called STRIVE!
S.T.R.I.V.E. is a whole school approach to the explicit teaching of tier two vocabulary in the classroom.
What are Tier Two words?
Tier two words are high frequency words with a sophisticated meaning that can be used across a variety of contexts
They require direct instruction.
Examples of Tier Two words include perilous, luxurious, stealthily
How does STRIVE look at Mayfield?
Vocabulary instruction is taught for short periods daily in classrooms
Explicit focused lessons are taught to introduce new vocab words and follow up activities are including to encourage the use of these words
Homework activities are included as well to encourage students to use these words at home and make them a part of their everyday vocabulary