عنوان مقاله [English]
Vocabulary teaching is an important part of language learning and it has been deservedly considered in “Primary School Persian Language Curriculum Guide” (PSPLCG). However it has been somehow ignored in first grade Persian Language textbook ‘bexanim’. This paper aims to analyze the lexical pattern of ‘bexanim’ with regard to PSPLCG principles. To do this, first the words used for ‘bexanim’ pictures and lessons was entered into the Excel, so that their frequency could be determined and they could be classified. Then, cases such as low-frequency words, inappropriate order, frequency differences of the words with the same semantic weight, incompatibility of the words of pictures with words of lessons and lack of child-oriented words was presented with evidence. In sum, using Excel, 1826 word tokens and 553 word types were obtained and then their frequencies and categories were identified. A new word classification, based on their educational function (core words, marginal words, letter-teaching words) and finally, the ‘metaword model’ are among the noticeable points of this paper. Considering the ‘metaword model’, we could provide a new direction to vocabulary teaching in the first grade.