ERIC Number: ED094351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Updating the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary for the Schools of the 1970's.
Johns, Jerry L.
This paper compares a recent revision of the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary with four recently published word lists to find words common to at least three of the four word lists which were not on the Dolch list. These lists were consisted of the 500 most frequent words from the American Heritage Intermediate corpus, the 188 high frequency words from the Durr study of popular library books, the 500 most frequent words from the Kucera-Francis corpus, and the 727 words used at least fifty times by kindergarten and first-grade children in the Murphy study. The comparison of word lists revealed that 37 words appeared on at least three of the four word lists. These 37 words were added to the revision of the Dolch list. The result was a list of 227 words believed useful for the schools of the 1970's. This list is not only current and composed of words commonly used by young children, but it also has high utility at all levels of reading development. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary