Dolch Sight Words

teaching descriptive writing

Edward Dolch PhD published the Dolch Sight Words List in 1948. This list is composed of 220 high frequency sight words.  Since they occur so often in our reading, they are useful words to know. Many of these words are difficult to read phonetically and so using these sight words on flashcards, in bingo games, placing them all over your house, using them as stepping stones can help teach reading in fun ways.

They have been divided into 5 lists of increasing difficulty.

Print off your own Dolch Sight Words onto cardstock and use them for games, flashcards, bingo and so on.

List One

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 two to
up we where yellow you

List Two

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      

List Three

after again an any as
ask by could every fly
from give giving has had
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

List Four

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 write sing sit sleep
tell their these those upon
us use very wash which
why wish work would write

List Five

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

Print Dolch Sight Words from a pdf document and use them as flashcards.

Use them for a bingo game.

Print off two sets and use them as a matching or Memory game.

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