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Year 3 Tier 2 Words – Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Vocabulary Cards

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Tier 2 words are ones which children might encounter in text but are less likely to use in everyday conversation. As these words are often unfamiliar to children, they can sometimes act as a barrier to reading. We have chosen 48 Tier 2 words for this Year 3 pack.

The Tier 2 words in this pack can be used by children to add more adventurous or formal vocabulary to their writing. The worksheets can also be used as a reading comprehension activity.

This resource pack includes

  • Tier 2 word cards
    The cards are arranged four to a sheet; they can be printed out and cut up so that they can be shared amongst pupils in a group. Also included are larger versions that can be used for display. Children could discuss the meaning of these phrases out of context.
  • Tier 2 definition cards
    These definition cards could be matched up to the correct Tier 2 word. Again, they are available in a small size for sharing at a table and also for display.
  • Tier 2 words answer sheet
    This sheet presents the Tier 2 words with their definitions.
  • Tier 2 words worksheets
    Children can read the Tier 2 words in context and then try to infer their meaning.

  • Teacher notes
  • Tier 2 word cards - small and large
  • Tier 2 word definitions - small and large
  • Tier 2 word sheet with definitions.
  • Tier 2 sentence worksheets

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