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ERIC Number: ED313676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
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Easy Reader Books: A Viable Supplement to Today's Basals?
Kegley, Peggy Ann
A study investigated whether trade books labeled "easy reader" consistently conform to specific sight word lists and to what degree the vocabulary in those books matches that in K-2 basals. Ten "easy reader" books were chosen at random from each of three publishers. Three popular sight word lists were matched separately to every one of the words in the 30 trade books and the vocabulary in the books was compared to the vocabulary in three K-2 basals. Results indicated that most words found in the sight word lists were consistently represented in the trade books and that the vocabulary in all three basals have a high correlation to the vocabulary in the "easy reader" books. (Six tables of data are included; 15 references; a list of the trade books investigated, word lists, and extensive appendixes of raw data are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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