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Dolch Sight Words

This is a comprehensive list of Dolch Sight Words. These lists account for 50-75% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and magazines. The Dolch word list is made up of “service words” (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs).

Most cannot be learned through the use of pictures. Many of these words cannot be sounded out because they do not follow decoding rules and, therefore, must be learned as sight words.

It would be of great support to your son if you cut these into flashcards, and every day got your son to say the letter names (do not sound the words out), and then the word. Other things that can be done include discussing the shape of the word, and tracing the letters.




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