Dear Fourth Grade,
In an effort to continue our inquiry work around the Revolutionary War I asked both classes which words keep on coming up for them when they are researching the Revolutionary War.
Words generally come into three categories. Words that only come up within a specific topic, (*Think specific scientific terms) words that can be found in several topics, (*scaffolding for example) and words that are common in our everyday conversation.
Here are the words what we call tier 2 or 3 words. Words that are very specific to the Revolutionary war and also may pop up in other specific topics.
- stand trial
Over the next few weeks we will be diving deep into their meanings, roots, suffixes, and related words. I will give them a vocabulary matching test where they need to match each word up with its definition.
If you are curious to learn more about tiers of words this is a nice quick read.