Re: Word lists for reading levels?

Subject: Re: Word lists for reading levels?
From: John Kohl <sasjqk -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 13:36:58 GMT

In article <199611240218 -dot- SAA13601 -at- dfw-ix5 -dot- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com>, Kris Olberg
<kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> writes:
|> The discussion (on TECHWR-L) of Latinisms prompts me to ask:
|> Does anyone have access to a reference that lists the reading level (for
|> example, 8th grade, 10th grade, etc.) for words?
|> Regards...Kris
|> ===================================
|> kjolberg -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com (preferred)
|> kolberg -at- actamed -dot- com

During a literature search a few years ago, I found the following

Dale, E. and J. O'Rourke. _The Living Word Vocabulary_. Elgin, IL:
Dome, 1976. -- "lists meanings of words that are known at different
grade levels. For example, at grade four, students know "run" as a
baseball word; at grade six, the way a political candidate uses it; at
grade eight, as the way to manage a business; and at grade 12, as a
sudden demand."

If the book is out of print, you might be able to get it through
inter-library loan.


John Kohl

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