APPENDIX C3
ESTIMATED GRADE LEVELS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM RECESS IN GREECE (Direct-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)

geography

x

   

pottery

x

   

thermometer

x

   

palace

 

3

 

latitude

 

3

 

microscope

 

3

 

temple

 

3

 

volcano

 

3

 
       

acrobat

   

4

autograph

   

4

democracy

 

4

 

Greek chorus

 

Greek 2; chorus 4

 

Olympic flame

 

4 (Olympic)

4 (flame)

       

longitude

   

6

scrolls

   

6

sundial

   

6

       

lyre

   

8

monopoly

   

8

       

ceramics

   

10 (ceramic)

       

amphitheater

   

12

monologue

   

12

       

cornucopia

   

16

hydra

   

16

Words not listed in sources cited above: aeolipile, Arachne, Atlas (as a proper noun), Capricorn, chiton, Helen of Troy, Harpies, King Midas (although king is listed as a 1st grade word), Pandora’s box, Parthenon, Pythagorean theorem (although theorem is listed as a 12th grade word), Sisyphus, and Zeus.

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