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ERIC Number: ED018699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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THE FUNCTIONAL READING WORD LIST FOR ADULTS.
MITZEL, M. ADELE
THE 5,000 WORD FUNCTIONAL READING WORD LIST, COMPILED TO REFLECT THE PRESENT AND IMMEDIATE FUTURE READING NEEDS OF THE AVERAGE ILLITERATE AMERICAN ADULT, EMPLOYS BASIC WORDS GATHERED FROM SUCH SOURCES AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAMPHLETS, MENUS, NEWSPAPERS, COMIC BOOKS, APPLICATION BLANKS, AND RELIGIOUS TRACTS. THE LIST IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS--THE APPROXIMATELY 500 MOST BASIC WORDS, FOLLOWED BY THREE GROUPS, RANKED BY FREQUENCY, CONTAINING ABOUT 1,500 WORDS EACH. MASTERY OF THE FIRST 2,000 WORDS (GROUP 1 AND 2) IS CONSIDERED INDICATIVE OF FUNCTIONAL LITERACY. MASTERY OF ALL FOUR PARTS WOULD BE EQUATED WITH LITERACY. THE WORD LIST IS OF VALUE ALSO TO FOREIGNERS LEARNING A BASIC AMERICAN VOCABULARY. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES A FOLDOUT CONTAINING THE LIST. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN ADULT EDUCATION, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2, WINTER 1966. 8 PAGES. (LY)
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