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Dolch Sight Words Teaching Resources

Help students quickly learn the Dolch Sight Words list with a range of teacher-created literacy resources for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade readers. This collection includes sight word games and flashcards, Google Interactive activities, reading center activities, printable Dolch sight word worksheets, digital learning resources, and more that have undergone rigorous review by our expert teacher team to ensure they're ready for your readers!

What Are Dolch Sight Words?

Dolch sight words are words used in teaching young children to read. This list includes high-frequency words which commonly appear in children's books. The Dolch sight words are named for Professor Edward William Dolch, who compiled the first list of words and published them in Problems in Reading in 1948. They're called "sight words" because children are taught to memorize this list of words in order to recognize them on sight as many cannot be sounded out easily.

How Many Dolch Sight Words Are There?

The Dolch Sight Word list includes the 220 most common words and 95 additional nouns from children's books. The words are listed out in alphabetical order on the sight word list, although they are not necessarily taught in that order in the classroom.

This Dolch Sight Words Resource Collection

Included in this collection of sight words resources centered around the Dolch list, you'll find activities, worksheets, and digital teaching resources built around the following:
  • Dolch Pre-Primer Vocabulary Word List
  • Dolch Primer Vocabulary Word List
  • Dolch 1st Grade Vocabulary Word List
  • Dolch 2nd Grade Vocabulary Word List
  • Dolch 3rd Grade Vocabulary Word List
  • Dolch nouns

Who Was Edward Dolch?

Curious about the man whose name is on your students' sight words list? Professor Edward William Dolch was a researcher and educator in the field of reading education. He is best known for his work on sight word vocabulary development and of course his Dolch Word Lists. Dolch was a professor of education at the University of Illinois and also served as the director of the university's reading clinic.
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  • Go to Bowling Game - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words teaching resource

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    Bowling Game - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words

    Practice reading and matching 46 high-frequency words on the Dolch Second Grade sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 21 pages Grades: 1 - 3
  • Go to Roll It! Read It! Write It! - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words teaching resource

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    Roll It! Read It! Write It! - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words

    Practice reading and writing Dolch’s Grade 2 sight words with this board game for multiple players.

    Teach Starter Publishing 6 pages Grades: 1 - 3
  • Go to Sight Word Hunt - Dolch First Grade teaching resource

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    Sight Word Hunt - Dolch First Grade

    Practice reading first grade high frequency words by sight with a set of 7 Dolch Sight Words game boards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: K - 2
  • Go to I Have, Who Has? Game - Dolch PrePrimer Sight Words teaching resource

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    I Have, Who Has? Game - Dolch PrePrimer Sight Words

    Practice listening to and reading high-frequency words with this set of 41 “I Have, Who Has” Pre-K Dolch sight word game cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 12 pages Grades: PK - K
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    I Have, Who Has? Game - Dolch Primer Sight Words

    Practice listening to and reading high-frequency words with this set of 53 “I Have, Who Has” Kindergarten Dolch sight word game cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 15 pages Grades: K - 1
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    I Have, Who Has? Game - Dolch Grade 2 Sight Words

    Practice listening to and reading high-frequency words with this set of 47 “I Have, Who Has” Grade 2 Dolch sight word game cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 13 pages Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sight Word Dominoes - Dolch Pre-Primer teaching resource

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    Sight Word Dominoes - Dolch Pre-Primer

    Improve identifying high-frequency words by sight with this set of 40 Dolch Pre-Primer sight word dominoes.

    Teach Starter Publishing 7 pages Grades: PK - K
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BEST teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BEST

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “best” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - MANY teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - MANY

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “many” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - USE teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - USE

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “use” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THEIR teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THEIR

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “their” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THOSE teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THOSE

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “those” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OFF teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OFF

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “off” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - US teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - US

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “us” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THESE teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THESE

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “these” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WASH teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WASH

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “wash” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - VERY teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - VERY

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “very” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WHICH teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WHICH

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “which” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WISH teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WISH

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “wish” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OR teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OR

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “or” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - YOUR teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - YOUR

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “your” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - RIGHT teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - RIGHT

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “right” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - PULL teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - PULL

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “pull” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - SING teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - SING

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “sing” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - CALL teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - CALL

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “call” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ITS teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ITS

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “its” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - MADE teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - MADE

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “made” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - GAVE teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - GAVE

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “gave” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WHEN teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WHEN

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “when” from the First Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - FLY teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - FLY

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “fly” from the First Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OLD teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OLD

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “old” from the First Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2
  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - HOW teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - HOW

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “how” from the First Grade Dolch sight words list.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 2