The Dolch word list includes the most common 220 words and 95 nouns encountered in children’s books. Dolch words, or sight 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 resources below are organized a few different ways: Alphabetically by grade, by frequency by grade, and in some cases by frequency combined. This provides you with several different ways to conduct Dolch word list practice in your classroom or at home.
All Dolch word list activities are free to copy and distribute in your classroom or at home. Have fun!
1. Dolch Word Lists
|Dolch Word Lists||Web Page||Printable PDF|
|Dolch list of 220 words and 95 nouns|
|Dolch list of 220 words, alphabetically, by grade|
|Dolch list of 220 words, by frequency, by grade|
|Dolch list of 220 words, by frequency, combined|
2. Dolch word list – word search puzzles
Click on the link below to access twenty free Dolch word list word search puzzles and answer keys. Like all our worksheets, you’re free to print and distribute for home or classroom use.
3. Dolch word list – flash cards
Each set of flash cards are displayed 8 to a page and ready to print. Just click on the PDF icon to open the file.
|Dolch Word List Flash Cards||Printable PDF|
|Dolch Pre-Primer Flash Cards|
|Dolch Primer Flash Cards|
|Dolch First Grade Flash Cards|
|Dolch Second Grade Flash Cards|
|Dolch Third Grade Flash Cards|
|Dolch Noun Flash Cards|
4. Dolch word list – cloze passage worksheets
Cloze worksheets below are divided into grade levels with three worksheets per grade plus nouns. Just click on the PDF icon to open the file and print.
5. Dolch word list – word shape worksheets
Dolch Word shape worksheets provide practice in identifying the letters shapes in words. Just click on the PDF icon to open the file and print.