Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Calvin Greatsinger

Second Committee Member

Doris E Jakubek

Third Committee Member

Helen Rogers


Books were identified with first grade readability in the Vale Elementary School library, Cashmere, Washington, utilizing the computerized Spache formula. Listing of supplementary books and ways the supplementary books could be used in the classroom were also studied. Forty-one books with first grade readability were found in the 8,000 voiume collection. ·Three bibliographies were included: (a) Vale books with first grade readabili_ty, (b) publishers with first grade supplementary materials, and (c) a list of book selection aids. The writer concludes that trade books with first grade readability were difficult to identify.