Reading is one of the most important skills a child can learn. Various methods have been used by teachers and parents over the years, but sight words, and sight word activities, have remained a constant. Because of that, you have probably heard your child’s teacher mention the Dolch sight word lists.
The Dolch word list, which has been around for over 60 years, is still used by many elementary schools today. These sight word flash cards can help you help your child at home.
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Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards
The Dolch word list was created by Edward William Dolch in 1936 and first published in 1948. It includes 220 words that have been determined to be a necessary part of reading fluency.
The words are divided into grade levels, based on the grade when they should be memorized. Remember, this was determined over 60 years ago and your child’s school may be using them differently!
The Dolch swords are traditionally considered “sight words” (words that need to be memorized on sight), but many of them can actually be easily read phonetically (or “sounded out”). Either way, chances are your child will need to be familiar with these words.
What You Will Need
- Printer Paper (and a printer)
- Laminating Pouches (Laminating is optional, but it does make the flash cards more durable.)
There is a flash card printable set for each level. They are different colors, to help you keep them organized.
Sight Word Flash Cards
- Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards – Red Set
- Primer Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards – Orange Set
- First Grade Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards – Yellow Set
- Second Grade Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards – Green Set
- Third Grade Dolch Sight Word Flash Cards – Blue Set
To download any of these printables, simply click on the links above.