Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Mabel Rudisill, Lee Jones, Gordon Wilson, Finley Grise

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of the present study is threefold:

  1. To analyze the vocabulary of each of fourteen primers to determine the extent to which their vocabularies are identical.
  2. To find what percentage of words each primer has in common with the Kentucky adopted text Ben and Alice.
  3. To suggest primers which best supplement Ben and Alice for slow learners and for fast learners.


Arts and Humanities | Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood Education | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Reading and Language