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ERIC Number: EJ791534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1539-0578
Comparing the Vocabulary of Different Graded-Reading Schemes
Wan-a-rom, Udorn
Reading in a Foreign Language, v20 n1 p43-69 Apr 2008
This study compared graded-reader wordlists with the General Service List (GSL; West, 1953) and investigated the words in those lists and the words actually used in graded-reader books. The wordlists from the 2 major graded-reader series, the GSL, and the words actually used in the graded readers were examined using the Range program. The comparisons showed that the lists are different from each other largely because of the different sizes of the lists and because of the words they contain and do not contain. In addition, the words actually used in the books do not stick closely to the words in the lists on which they are based, especially at Level 1. Conclusions and implications are drawn for practice in extensive reading programs. (Contains 5 figures, 17 tables and 3 notes.)
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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