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

Download this free Dolch Sight Words bulletin board display set for elementary school teachers on Unique Teaching Resources.

Above: Dolch Sight Words Classroom Display!
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Free Dolch Word Wall Banner and ABC Cards:
"We're Building Our Sight Word Vocabulary"



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Teaching Dolch Sight Words Male Elementary School Teacher blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Boy and Girl Learning Dolch Sight Words Preprimer
  • Primer
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade

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

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point 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.

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

blue bullet point 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 sight 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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Teaching Dolch Sight Words to Students

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

  • 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.

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
Example: 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
Example: 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
Example: 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
Example: Free Dolch Flashcards For Preprimer List

Free Dolch Sight Words Flashcards and Teaching Resources
Example: 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
Example: Free Dolch Flashcards For Nouns


Download Free Dolch Sight Words Flashcards

Click on the links below to download 6 free sets
these free Dolch teaching resources:

Dolch Sight Words:
Flashcards and Wordlists

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

Click the button (or links) below:

Download Dolch Resource Set


Elementary School Students Readiing Dolch Sight Words


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Resource Books (and More!) For Teachers:

Dolch Sight Words and General Sight Word Resources

Dolch Sight Words - Resources, Workbooks, and DVDs for Teachers

Click on the link below to view teacher workbooks, DVDs,
and more that are available on Amazon.com

View Dolch Resources Available on Amazon.com




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blue bullet point Learning to read the Dolch Sight 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!

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Learning Dolch Sight Words Parents and Children

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Parents Teaching Children Dolch Sight Words



Heidi McDonald Elementary School Teacher blue bullet point On the right, you will find a photograph of me outside of my classroom.

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

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point I wanted to share these Dolch 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.


Learning to Spell the
Dolch Sight Words:

Elementary Student Learning to Spell Fry Instant Sight Words blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point 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

blue bullet point 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:


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Go to Fry 1000 Instant Words


Free Fry Flashcards Picture Nouns Sight Words for Teachers
Above Example: Free Flashcards for Fry 1000 Instant Words Nouns



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Thank you for visiting my Dolch Flashcards page.

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for a large variety of fun lesson plan activities
that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.

Heidi McDonald

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where you will find additional free sight word flashcards and lists:

Reading Sight Words Information Page | Fry 1000 Instant Words


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