APPENDIX C6
GRADE LEVELS ANALYSIS OF TARGET VOCABULARY RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM WORD ATTACK 3 (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)

equator

x

   

stalk

x

   
       

diameter

 

3

 

electron

 

3

 
       

artificial

 

4

 

encircle

 

4

 

irrigate

 

4 (irrigation)

 
       

cathedral

 

5

 
       

communism

 

6

 

dividend

 

6

 

prohibit

   

6

       

archery

   

8

calamity

   

8

eloquent

   

8

rations

   

8 (ration)

venomous

   

8

       

accomplice

   

10

birdie

   

10

ceramics

   

10 (ceramic)

default

   

10

plaintiff

   

10

relinquish

   

10

valient

   

10

       

biopsy

   

12

caveat emptor

   

12

embark

   

12

ethical

   

12

felon

   

12

regatta

   

12

       

flamenco

   

13

hyperbole

   

13

mosaic

   

13

       

abode

   

16

gargoyle

   

16

momentous

   

16

Word not listed in sources cited above: deforestation.

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