ERIC Number: ED216314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Which Words Shall They Learn?
Hansen, Cheryl L.; Feinburg, Phil
To devise a list of functional sight vocabulary words, a search was made of numerous curriculum guides and books, school district curricula, and several commercial materials purporting to teach such words. This search provided 16 word lists with a total of 466 different words and symbols. The word lists ranged from as few as five words to as many as 230 words, with the average being 83.5 words. While 32 words were included on at least one-half of the word lists, only one word, "stop," was included on all word lists. The words were divided into six categories based on their intent or meaning, including pedestrian mobility, toilet facilities, entrance/exit, warnings, traffic, and other words providing information not covered in the other categories. (Guidelines and suggestions for classroom use of the 466-word and 34-word lists are offered, and the two word lists are appended.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Far West Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (8th, Portland, OR, April 1-3, 1982).