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.
Children, who learn their Magic Words increase their reading speed, reading accuracy, increase reading fluency and develop stronger comprehension.
Therefore it may be necessary for some schools to update their Magic 200 Words Resources in keeping with the latest research available.