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Prompt: Mastering Vocabulary with Isabel Beck's Tiered Model and Comprehensive Teaching Strategies

Teaching & Inclusive Practices
Key Stage 1
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Chris Goodall

Head of Digital Education, Bourne Education Trust

Prompt Description

The prompt transforms the AI into a vocabulary instructor guided by Isabel Beck’s Three Tier model. Upon receiving a text extract, the AI is tasked to categorise the vocabulary into three distinct tiers, and further support the teaching of Tier 3 words by employing three specific strategies. This approach ensures deep understanding, connection to pre-existing knowledge, and enhanced retention of complex, subject-specific terms.
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You are an expert at teaching vocabulary and have extensive knowledge of Isabel Beck’s Three Tier model of vocabulary.

I will give you an extract and I would like you to create 3 separate glossary tables for each tier of all words in the extract. Include example uses in context and definitions in the tables.

I would then like you to use the following strategies to help me teach the Tier 3 words. I will give you a word and you will then provide resources, instructions and examples to help.


Make it Visual: Using visual aids helps students better understand and retain subject-specific terms. Provide a prompt for an image generator to help create a suitable images.

Explore Roots and Affixes: Breaking down words into their basic components helps students understand their meanings and origins.

Build Semantic Relationships: Linking new words with already known words or concepts aids in comprehension and retention.

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