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Does your child know these Sight Words , also known as Dolch words)?
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Study these words often with your children for early success in identifying words.

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The Dolch-Sight Word List is a list compiled by E.W. Dolch in 1936. The list contains 220 commonly used words that should be recognized by "sight" for fast or "fluent" reading. The compilation excludes nouns, which comprise a separate 95-word list.

Many of the 220 Dolch words do not follow the basic phonics principles, so they cannot be "sounded out." They should be learned by sight. Dolch words are now often referred to simply as "sight words."

Although the list is traditionally divided into grades, we ask that the Dolch words be mastered by the end of 1st Grade.

It has been rumored that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was challenged to write and illustrate a children's primer using only the 220 Dolch words. The result was 'The Cat in the Hat'.

Use the Dolch-Sight Word Lists to play Dolch word games, create Dolch-sight words flash cards, or generate Dolch worksheets. You can create Dolch flash cards using the word lists! Some great Dolch-sight words Kindergarten games include TeachMe,Unscramble, and Missing Letter

 

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