The objectives of the study were: (1) Collection of words from different sources and preparation of word lists of vocabulary for 1st and 2nd class pupils. (2) Field testing of the word lists for their suitability for inclusion. (3) Preparation of the final lists of vocabulary for 1st and 2nd class pupils in first language Telugu.
Sample consisted of 460 teachers of five districts of A.P. namely, Adilabad, Warangal, Kurnool, Krishna and Vizianagaarm. Stratified Random Sampling was adopted for selection of sample.
For data collection, opinionnaire constructed by investigator was used.The study was survey type.The frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data.
The findings of the study were: (1) Based on the difficulty level, the words were put under class I and class II. (2) Based on the difficulty of the meaning, the words were put under different classes I & II. (3) Words of sounds which were imitated were put in Class I. (4) Words of other languages were left out. (5) Words of abstract concepts should be included in class II instead of class I. (6) The principle of known to unknown should be followed in including the words for classes I and II. (7) More verb words which can be displayed through actions should be included in class I. (8) Only known words were included in the vocabulary lists of class I and class II. (9) Abstract words should be avoided. (10) Dvithavas were put in class I, and samyktas were put in class II. (11) Keeping in view the suggestions made by the subjects and opinions expressed by them, the final words of vocabulary were selected for inclusion in the first language Telugu for class I and class II.
Keyword(s): First Language, Vocabulary, 1st class, 2nd class, Andhra Pradesh