Dolch Sight Words


The Dolch Sight Words list is the most commonly used set of sight words. The list contains 220 “service words” plus 95 high-frequency nouns. These words comprise 80% of the words you would find in a typical children’s book and 50% of the words found in writing for adults. Once a child knows this list of words, it makes reading much easier, because the child can then focus his or her attention on the remaining words. 

  • Pre-K Dolch Sight Words (40 words) 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
  • Kindergarten Dolch Sight Words (52 words)      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
  • First Grade Dolch Sight Words (41 words)      after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going,      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
  • Second Grade Dolch Sight Words (46 words)      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
  • Third Grade Dolch Sight Words (41 words)      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
  • Noun Dolch Sight Words (95 words) apple,      baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread,      brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn,      cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet,      fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, goodbye, grass, ground,      hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk,      money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig,      rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister,      snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy,      tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood