The Vocabulary of Core Reading Programs

Michael F. Graves, Jeff Elmore, Jill Fitzgerald
2019 The Elementary school journal  
OBJECTIVE As the first part of a comprehensive research endeavor to identify the words that U.S. students are likely to encounter in grades K-12, this study involved analyzing four current, best-selling, elementary core reading programs. From this analysis, frequency lists for words and word families appearing in these programs were developed. These frequency lists are available at for researchers, publishers, and educators. METHODS Data Sources: Based
more » ... Data Sources: Based on the Education Market Research database (2012) and discussions with publishers about recent consolidations, four current, best-selling, core reading programs were identified. The words tallied for the study included all words that were intended for students to read from the student editions of each of the programs.
doi:10.1086/701653 fatcat:byj57ksdabfiljnvnilwkafysm