Background Information

The Dolch word list includes the most common 220 words and 95 nouns encountered in children’s books. Dolch words are critical in early reading development because they represent high-frequency words and are difficult to sound out or to illustrate. The Dolch Word List is also called Sight Words or The Dolch 220.

From Wikipedia: "The Dolch Word List is a list of frequently used words compiled by Edward William Dolch, PhD. The list was prepared in 1936. The list was originally published in his book Problems in Reading in 1948."


Dolch Word List (Preprimer)


Dolch Word List (Primer)


Dolch Word List (First)


Dolch Word List (Second)


Dolch Word List (Third)


Dolch Word List (Nouns)


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