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Dolch Sight Words:
FREE Flash Cards and Word Lists For Teachers


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Teaching Dolch Sight Words Male Elementary School Teacher

The Dolch Sight Words are a list of the 220 most frequently used words in the English language. These sight words make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text.

The Dolch list was developed by Edward William Dolch, PhD, in 1948 and published in his book "Problems in Reading." Dolch compiled his sight word list based on the words most frequently used in children's reading books in the 1930's and 1940's.

Dolch found that children who can identify a certain core group of words by sight could learn to read and comprehend better.

Dolch's sight word lists are still widely used today and highly respected by both teachers and parents.

These sight words were designed to be learned and mastered by the third grade.

Boy and Girl Learning Dolch Sight Words

The list of Dolch words contains 220 words that have been arranged by levels of advancing difficulty:

  • Preprimer
  • Primer
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade

These 220 sight words include pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs. In addition, there is a separate list of 95 Dolch nouns.

Many of the Dolch sight words are difficult to portray with pictures or hard to sound out through phonics methods. Therefore, these words must be learned as sight words and they must be quickly recognized in order to achieve reading fluency.

Once children have learned and memorized these basic sight words, they read more fluently and with greater comprehension.



Learning Dolch Sight Words Boy in Library

Below you will find 5 lists containing

all of the 220 Dolch sight words.

Do not bother taking the time to copy these 5 lists. You will be able to download free copies of these lists using the free download links that are found later on this page.

In addition to these 5 free lists of Dolch words, I have created 220 color coded flashcards for all of these sight words.

Elementary school teachers and parents can use the free download links that are found later on this page to download free copies of color coded flashcards for all of the 220 Dolch Sight Words!

Note: You will find the FREE download links
 for the Dolch Words directly
 below these example pictures.


220 Dolch Sight Words:


Free Dolch Sight Words Preprimer Word Lists For Teachers and Students

Above: Dolch Sight Words - Preprimer Word List

Free Dolch Sight Words Primer Word Lists For Teachers and Students

Above: Dolch Sight Words - Primer Word List

Free Dolch Sight Words Grade One Word Lists For First Grade Students

Above: Dolch Sight Words - First Grade Word List

Free Dolch Sight Words Grade Two Word Lists For Second Grade Students

Above: Dolch Sight Words - Second Grade Word List

Free Dolch Sight Words Grade Three Word Lists For Third Grade Students

Above: Dolch Sight Words - Third Grade Word List

A list of 95 Dolch nouns were developed to supplement the Dolch sight words.

Free Dolch Nouns Sight Word Lists

Above:  95 Dolch Nouns Word List

Later on this page, you will also find a download link for a free set of flashcards for Dolch's 95 Nouns and this word list.

For the 95 Dolch nouns, I have included a colorful picture cue on each flashcard (see examples below).

Dolch Sight Words Free Flashcards
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Heidi's Free Dolch Words:
Flashcards and Word Lists For Teachers and Parents:

Teaching Dolch Sight Words to Students
  • I have divided the Dolch words into 5 sets of teaching resources.
  • There is an 6th set of flashcards for Dolch's 95 Picture Nouns.
  • I have designed my flashcards so that the print is large and easily read, and so that the flashcards fit into traditional pocket charts.
  • Each set of Dolch flashcards has a different color border around it.

Note: You will find the FREE download links
 for the Dolch Words directly
 below these example pictures.


My 5 free sets of Dolch flashcards and word lists
contain the following teaching resources:

1. Numbered alphabetical list of the words

Free Dolch Sight Words Preprimer Word Lists For Teachers and Students

Above:  Free Preprimer Word List 

Preprimer List of 40 Words In Alphabetical Order

2. Assessment page with a place for the student's name, date, and score

Dolch Sight Words Free Assessment Worksheet for Elementary School Teachers

Above:  Free Teacher Assessment Worksheet Preprimer Word List 

Preprimer List of 40 Words in Random Order for Assessment Purposes

3. Word list divided into four groups of words for students to learn

Free Dolch Printable Worksheets and Word Lists For Elementary School Reading Teachers

Above:  Preprimer list divided into 4 groups (A - D) of words

4. Flashcards - Each free set of flashcards has a different color border.

Dolch Sight Words Free Flashcards for Teachers and Students

Above:  Free Dolch Flashcards For Preprimer List

Above:  Free Dolch Flashcards For Third Grade List

5. Dolch Noun Flashcards (32 of the 95 free flashcards are shown below)

Free 95 Dolch Nouns Sight Words Printable Flashcards and Teaching Resources

Above:  Free Dolch Flashcards For Nouns


FREE DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Dolch Sight Words: Flashcards and Wordlists

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Click on the links below to download
these FREE Dolch teaching resources:

Download All 5 Sets of 
Dolch Flashcards and Words Lists
Plus Dolch's 95 Picture Nouns

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Elementary School Students Readiing Dolch Sight Words
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If you are using these free Do Dolch Sight Words teaching resources with your students, please feel free to give your students' parents the address of this webpage (shown below) so that they can print flashcards for their child to practice with at home.

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/dolch-sight-words.html

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Fun Book Report Project Ideas For Elementary School Teachers and Students

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Using Book Report Projects To Engage Your Students In Reading:

Fun Book Report Projects Examples and Ideas for Elementary School Students and Kids

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Learning to read the Dolch Instant Words will certainly help pave the way for your students to become proficient readers. But, the #1 way for children to become successful readers is for them to love reading books!

Do you use fun book report projects as a way to engage your students in reading and responding to literature?

If you answered "no" to this question, then you have found the right place to find unique book report templates and projects!

My students love completing the fun book report projects that I have designed. They are always eager to begin reading their next books so that they can start working on their next reading response projects.

Click here to view the project that is shown above:  Cheeseburger Book Report Projects


Book Report Project Ideas and Examples for Elementary School Teachers

One of the best compliments that I hear each year from parents is that their son or daughter now enjoys reading books. Many parents have shared with me that their child now has a love for literature due to the fun book report projects that he or she completed in my class during that school year.

Your students will find these uniquely shaped book report projects fun and challenging to complete.

The writing responses are different for each book report set and are related to the project's shape and theme.

The book report projects that I have created come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and themes. Below you will find examples of some of my uniquely shaped project templates.

Click here to view the project that is shown above:  Rocket Book Report Projects


If you are interested in viewing all of the book report projects that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the link below:

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Heidi McDonald Elementary School Teacher

On the left, you will find a photograph of me outside of my classroom.

I hope that you have found these free Dolch Sight Words teaching resources useful in helping your students to learn to read these high frequency sight words.

I designed these flashcards for some of my own students who were not native English speakers that were experiencing difficulty in reading high frequency words with fluency.

I wanted to share these Dolch teaching resources with other teachers for free in hopes that the time that I spent developing these flashcards would be more beneficial by reaching even more children who were having difficulty in reading.

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Elementary Student Learning to Spell Fry Instant Sight Words

After children have mastered reading the Dolch Sight Words at each level, it would be beneficial for them to learn how to spell these words, as they are also the most common words that students use in their own writing.

The Fry 1000 Instant Words are a longer list of the most common words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling. Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Words (which are often referred to as the "Fry Words") are the most common words used in English ranked in order of frequency.

I have also created free teaching resources, word lists, and flashcards for Fry's Sight Words for elementary school teachers to download for free to use with their students.

If you are interested in viewing the spelling teaching resources or the Fry 1000 Instant Words that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the links below:

Go to Spelling Teaching Resources Page

Go to Fry 1000 Instant Words Page


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