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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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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BY

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OF

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - WERE

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - EVERY

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - AS

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - AGAIN

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - COULD

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ONCE

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - THEM

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - LET

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - TAKE

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OPEN

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ANY

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - STOP

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ASK

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - FROM

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - HIM

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - HAS

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - ROUND

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - GOING

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - SOME

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - PUT

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

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  • Go to Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BUY teaching resource

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BUY

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - OVER

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - TELL

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - SIT

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - GOES

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - AROUND

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - DON'T

    Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “don’t” from the Second Grade Dolch sight words list.

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - DOES

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - FOUND

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

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    Sweet Sight Words Worksheet - BEEN

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

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