As a student, one of the chief barrier to literacy is vocabulary. The Rate Your Words handout is designed to give students a framework with which to organize and study new vocabulary they come across in a reading.
This activity not only gives students a way list out unknown words, it is designed to give students a way to gauge their own understandings and see their own progress.
While the goal of this handout is not unique, I personally liked it because it gives students something they often lack: a solid structure and format by which do better their vocabulary. It should however be supplemented by classroom assignments that make use of the words listed out on these sheets to ensure even students who think they already know all the words still have something at stake for completing it.