Graded Readers and Vocabulary
Reading in a Foreign Language Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1539-0578
Examines the potential for vocabulary learning using a corpus of 42 grade readers from one series of graded readers (seven at each of six levels in the series). It was found that in order to have 95% coverage of the running words at a level in the series, it was necessary to already know the vocabulary of the current level in the scheme. (Author/VWL)
Nation, P. & Ming-Tzu, K.W. (1999). Graded Readers and Vocabulary. Reading in a Foreign Language, 12(2), 355.