Dolch Word List

Important Words for Beginning Readers

The Dolch Word List contains these important  "service" words. Early learners should be able to  recognize these words on sight, without  "sounding them out."  These words also provide a foundational list of words for students to learn to spell.


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Dolch Word List By Level

colorful hot air balloon in the skyup

Pre-primer: 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, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

Primer: 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

Use this fun DVD to help your kids learn some of the most common Kindergarten sight words: Meet the Sight Words 1

fridge with door open


1st Grade: after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, giving, had, has, 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, when


the number 5

2nd Grade: 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, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your

two first grade boys, arm in arm

3rd Grade: 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, warm

See this helpful list of tips for Teaching Sight Words.

More Sight Word Resources

Be sure to check out our collection of Fun Spelling Worksheets for grades 1 and 2.  You'll find lots of all-new pages, not on the website, to help boost your first grader's spelling and phonics skills!

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