We have renamed a version of our popular WordZones™ for 5,586 words list to WordZones™ for 4,000 Simple Word Families. The list has not changed. Only the name has been changed to highlight the number of word families the 5,586 most frequent words have been sorted into.
When the 4,000 words in simple word families are placed into complex word families, the list of words is reduced to 2,500 words. Simple word families includes the root word, plus the root word with inflected endings. Complex word families includes the simple word family members, plus their derivational family members. Listen to Freddy talk about the 2,500 Complex Word Families and why vocabulary matters.