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Dolch Words Spelling Lists

Below are spelling lists comprised of Dolch words (also frequently referred to as "sight words"). The Dolch words are a list of 220 frequently used "service words" and 95 nouns identified by Edward William Dolch, PHD. The words are commonly referred to as "sight words" because many of them can not be sounded out phonetically and must be learned by sight. Dr. Dolch organized his service words into pre-primer, primer, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 lists. Dolch organized his nouns all into a single list of 95.

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Pre-Primer Dolch words spelling list Primer Dolch words spelling list
First grade Dolch words spelling list Second grade Dolch words spelling list
Third grade Dolch words spelling list Dolch nouns spelling list

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Below are the Dolch words from each spelling list:

Pre-Primer Dolch Words (40 spelling 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

Primer Dolch Words (52 spelling 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 Words (41 spelling 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 Words (46 spelling 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 Words (41 spelling 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        

Dolch Nouns (95 spelling 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 good-bye 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

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