Magic 200 Words
2017 Third edition now available.
Magic Words International undertook an extensive worldwide literature search of wordlists and word frequency research to source the highest quality and most current data available.
A meta-analysis of this data was conducted involving extensive study, a robust selection criteria and high level academic rigour to determine and select the most statistically significant set of words possible. This study produced a unique compilation of words that Magic Words International was able to group into levels (colours), based upon the statistical analysis, to provide the greatest efficacy in teaching outcomes for those learning to read in English. The educational value of this unique compilation of words, in this order, and frequency, surpasses other lists published to date.
This powerful list provides superior educational outcomes and is now used in over 80% of Australian Primary Schools and International Schools.
Children, who learn their Magic Words increase their reading speed, reading accuracy, increase reading fluency and develop stronger comprehension.
It is important that every child is given every opportunity to learn to read with the highest value literacy teaching strategies and resources available.
Therefore it may be necessary for some schools to update their Magic 200 Words Resources in keeping with the latest research available.