APPENDIX C11
GRADE LEVEL ANALYSIS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM PLANETARY TAXI (Indirect-approach Group)

Target Word
n=36

Dale List of 3,000 Familiar Words (Chall & Dale, 1995)

Ginn Word Book for Teachers Grade Level (Johnson, Moe, & Baumann, 1983)

Living Word Book Grade Level (Dale & O’Rourke, 1981)

flight

x

   

planet

x

   

scale

x

   

temperature

x

   
       

energy

 

2

 
       

diameter

 

3

 

gravity

 

3

 

mission

 

3

 

model

 

3

 

orbit

 

3

 

Venus

 

3

 

volcano

 

3

 
       

basin

 

4

 

Jupiter

 

4

 

Pluto

 

4

 

rotate

 

4

 

Saturn

 

4

 

spacecraft

   

4

       

crater

 

5

 

survival

 

5

 

terrain

 

5

 
       

erupted

   

6 (erupt)

magnified

   

6 (magnify)

radiation

   

6

solar system

   

6

       

constellations

   

8 (constellation)

dispatch

   

8

       

atmosphere

   

12

       

cirrus

   

13

       

ozone

   

16

       

Words not listed in sources cited above: Earth, flyby, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, and Uranus.

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