Dolch Sight Words List

Full Dolch sight words list grouped by grades (kindergarten: Pre-Primer and Primer; elementary school: 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade); each word has flash card, example sentences or phrases, interactive spelling activity, fill in game, and various printable worksheets in both PDF and HTML.
 Introduction
Dolch sight words are compiled by Dr. Edward William Dolch, which is based on statistics of reading contents from kindergarten to 2nd grade. This vocabulary is extremely important for young kids in initial words learning. It is also a famous wordlist to be assigned for memorization in American elementary schools.

Dolch sight words list actually consists of two parts. At first, this was a list of the 220 most common English words, but no noun was in the list. Then Dr. Dolch added an additional list of 95 nouns in alphabetical order, which are the most frequently used nouns in children's reading books.

Dolch sight words list provides an excellent base for reading at early age. Between 50% and 75% of all words used in school books and library books, newspapers, and magazines are in Dolch vocabulary. Dolch words list isn't only a workload of 300 words, it's a first step to help kids start their school journey.

Because Dolch sight words list was actually based on reading contents from kindergarten to 2nd grade, we strongly recommend to finish all of them before 3rd grade, otherwise more or less kids may face reading issues. For 3rd grade students, we suggest to study Fry sight words list, which is selected from reading contents from 3rd to 9th grade.

Ideally, Dolch sight words list should be finished in grade 2, although in this app all 300+ Dolch words are categorized into 5 group: pre-primer, primer, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. (Pre-primer and primer are in kindergarten.) Hopefully, 2nd grade students should complete last 2 groups and study Fry words since 3rd grade.

Details of the 5 groups are shown here.

Dolch Sight Words - Pre-primer: 4 lists, each has 15 words (60 words in total)
Tools for Learning and Assessment:
PDF Worksheet
  a     and     away     big     blue     can     come     down     find     for     funny     go     help     here     I     in     is     it     jump     little     look     make     me     my     not     one     play     red     run     said     see     the     three     to     two     up     we     where     yellow     you     bed     box     boy     car     cat     cow     day     dog     egg     eye     leg     man     men     pig     sun     top     toy     way     baby     back  


Dolch Sight Words - Primer: 4 lists, each has 15 words (60 words in total)
Tools for Learning and Assessment:
PDF Worksheet
  all     am     are     at     ate     be     black     brown     but     came     did     do     eat     four     get     good     have     he     into     like     must     new     no     now     on     our     out     please     pretty     ran     ride     saw     say     she     so     soon     that     there     they     this     too     under     want     was     well     went     what     white     who     will     with     yes     ball     bear     bell     bird     boat     cake     coat     corn  


Dolch Sight Words - 1st Grade: 4 lists, each has 15 words (60 words in total)
Tools for Learning and Assessment:
PDF Worksheet
  after     again     an     any     as     ask     by     could     every     fly     from     give     giving     had     has     her     him     his     how     just     know     let     live     may     of     old     once     open     over     put     round     some     stop     take     thank     them     then     think     walk     were     when     doll     door     duck     farm     feet     fire     fish     game     girl     hand     head     hill     home     milk     name     nest     apple     birthday     bread  


Dolch Sight Words - 2nd Grade: 4 lists, each has 15 words (60 words in total)
Tools for Learning and Assessment:
PDF Worksheet
  always     around     because     been     before     best     both     buy     call     cold     does     don't     fast     first     five     found     gave     goes     green     its     made     many     off     or     pull     read     right     sing     sit     sleep     tell     their     these     those     upon     us     use     very     wash     which     why     wish     work     would     write     your     brother     chair     chicken     rain     ring     seed     sheep     shoe     sister     snow     song     stick     street     table  


Dolch Sight Words - 3rd Grade: 4 lists, each has 20 words (80 words in total)
Tools for Learning and Assessment:
PDF Worksheet
  about     better     bring     carry     clean     cut     done     draw     drink     eight     fall     far     full     got     grow     hold     hot     hurt     if     keep     kind     laugh     light     long     much     myself     never     only     own     pick     seven     shall     show     six     small     start     ten     today     together     try     warm     thing     time     tree     watch     children     Christmas     farmer     father     floor     flower     garden     good-bye     grass     ground     horse     house     kitty     letter     money     change     late     learn     morning     mother     night     paper     party     picture     press     rabbit     real     Santa Claus     school     squirrel     story     water     wind     window     wood  


This app isn't only to group Dolch sight words list. Do you want to exercise by handwriting? Hundreds of offline worksheets, in PDF and HTML, are available to download and print. This is a great resource to help kids, as well as teachers and parents, get Dolch sight words list in quicker and easier.

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PDF word list sample
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Spelling sample
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