APPENDIX C14
GRADE LEVEL ANALYSIS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM WHAT'S THE SECRET? (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)

brain

x

   

hive

x

   

sting

x

   
       

fraction

 

3

 

vibration

     
       

African bee

 

3 (bee)

4 (African)

beekeeper

   

4

honeycomb

   

4

hummingbird

   

4

pulse

 

4

 

medium

 

4

 

queen bee

   

4

stinger

   

4

       

angle

   

6

denominator

   

6

Doppler

   

6

hibernate

   

6

nectar

   

6

supersonic

   

6

transplant

   

6

       

organism

   

8

plasma

   

8

       

frequency

   

10

numerator

   

10

stethoscope

   

10

       

amplitude

   

12

electrocardiogram (EKG)

   

12

systolic

   

12

torpor

   

12

ventricle

   

12

       

diastolic

   

13

       

aardvark

   

16

nocturnal

   

16

Words not listed in sources cited above: atrium, oscilloscope, and ultrasound.

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