Sight words are the most commonly occurring words in the English language. They help your preschoolers and young children with learning to read. (While we are on the topic of helping your children to read, Reading Head Start is an exceptional reading program you can use to teach your child to learn to read.)
Also known as Dolch words, these words are most commonly called sight words, because many of them can not be sounded out when reading and therefore need to be recognized by sight.
These words make up to 80% of all words found in children’s reading. There are 220 sight words and we have a list and worksheet below of these dolch words listed by grade level (pre primer (prek) thru to grade 3).
Pre Primer Sight Words: (List of 40 Preschool Dolch 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 Sight Words (List Of 52 Kindergarten Dolch 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 Sight Words (List Of 41 Dolch Sight 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 Sight Words (List Of 46 Dolch Sight 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 Sight Words (List Of 41 Dolch Sight 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