APPENDIX C16
GRADE LEVEL ANALYSIS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM ZURK’s RAINFOREST LAB (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)

horned frog

x (horn) & frog

   

mud puddle frog

x (all words)

   

owl butterfly

x (both words)

   

tree frog

x (both words)

   
       

army ant butterfly

x ant & butterfly;

army 2

 

insects

 

2 (insect)

 

walking stick

x (walk);

2 (stick)

 
       

diamond

 

3

 

mammal

 

3

 

reptiles

 

3 (reptile)

 

triangle

 

3

 
       

firey-throated hummingbird

4 (fire); 4 throat; 4 hummingbird

   

spider monkey

 

4 spider; 4 monkey

 

tiger beetle

x (tiger);

4 (beetle)

 
       

katydid

   

6

       

armadillo

   

8

hermit hummingbird

 

8 hermit; 4 hummingbird

 

hexagon

   

8

parallelogram

   

8

tarantula

   

8

trapezoid

   

8

       

amphibian

   

10

       

iguana

   

12

sloth

   

12

       

quetzal

   

13

toucan

   

13

       

agouti

   

16

harlequin beetle

 

4 beetle;

16 harlequin

macaw

   

16

scarab beetle

 

4 beetle;

16 scarab

       

Words not listed in sources cited above: coati, fer-de-lance, margay, morpho butterfly, potoo, and thornbug.

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