Dolch Sight Word Lists by Grade Level

Dolch sight words are a set of 220 words identified by Dr. Dolch, a researcher of English pedagogy, in a seminal article in the 1950s. They are the foundation of teaching reading and writing English -- over half the words you read in a typical English document appear on this list. We provide these lists as a service to educators everywhere. If you'd like to get started working with them right now, why don't you sign up for our free trial and start making bingo cards?

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Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words List


a and away big blue
can come down find for
funny go help here 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

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Primer Dolch Sight Words List


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

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First Grade Dolch Sight Words List


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 with yes

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Second Grade Sight Words List


always
around because been before
best
both but 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

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Third Grade Sight Words List


about better bring carry clean
cut
done draw drink eight
fall
far found full gave
goes
got grow hold hurt
if
keep kind laugh light
long
much myself never only
own pick seven shall show
six small start ten today
together try warm

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