APPENDIX C13
GRADE LEVEL ANALYSIS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THE WAY THINGS WORK (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)

drum

x

   

envelope

x

   

gas

x

   

head drum

x (each word)

   

heats

x (heat)

   

hot-air balloon

x (each word)

   

ringer

x (ring)

   

telephone

x

   

weight

x

   
       

mass

 

2

 
       

burner

   

4

dense

   

4

lenses

   

4 (lens)

loudspeaker

   

4

microphone

   

4

       

decent

   

5

       

cable

   

6

flash hook

   

flash 6; hook 4

mouthpiece

   

6

voltage

   

6

       

transistor

   

8

       

buoyant

   

10

frequency

   

10

video track

   

video 10; track 4

       

ascent

   

12

ballast

   

12

diode

   

12

Words not listed in sources cited above: camcorder, charge-couple-device, earpiece, erase head, flash hook, keypad, photodiode, semiconductors, video drum head, and viewfinder.

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