The Dolch words are the 220 most frequently found words in books that children read.These words are usually learned in first and second grade; students who learn these words have a good base for beginning reading. Many of these words cannot be sounded out because they do not follow decoding rules, so they must be learned as sight words.

a
as
again
about
any
all
away
ate
after
better
am
be
over
always
both
an
black
but
around
bring
and
brown
cold
ask
carry
are
by
cut
because
clean
at
came
fast
been
could
big
did
first
before
done
blue
eat
five
best
don’t
call
fall
fly
buy
draw
can
find
four
does
drink
come
for
give
far
eight
do
get
goes
found
every
down
going
from
full
hurt
funny
have
got
gave
know
go
her
green
grow
light
good
him
had
hold
myself
he
his
has
how
never
help
if
hot
just
own
here
into
its
keep
pick
I
laugh
long
kind
right
in
let
made
much
seven
is
live
many
must
shall
it
may
new
now
show
jump
my
not
off
their
like
no
of
once
them
little
old
open
only
then
look
on
please
round
there
make
one
or
sleep
these
me
put
our
small
think
out
saw
pull
take
those
play
said
read
tell
together
pretty
she
start
thank
use
ran
sit
say
that
very
red
some
sing
they
want
ride
stop
six
this
warm
run
three
soon
too
wash
see
today
ten
try
went
so
two
upon
under
what
the
was
us
walk
when
to
will
who
well
where
up
work
why
were
which
we
yes
wish
white
would
you
yellow
your
with
write