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Teach High-Frequency Words for First Grade Reading

Dolch Sight Words for First Graders and Beginning Readers

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Updated June 17, 2014

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Sight word lists are a helpful way to improve your child's reading skills. This list of frequently used first grade words was developed by E.W. Dolch in the 1930's. These words often appear in first grade level reading material. There are many ways to teach sight words to young children.

First Grade Words:

after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, where, when

Download free sight word flash cards here.

Are you ready for more sight words beyond Dolch? Use these flashcards of common first grade list words to download and print for building sight word vocabulary and spelling skills. This comprehensive set of sight words is enough to keep your child learning for a whole first grade year of homeschooling or as supplemental practice for a school year and a summer for children attending formal school. I recommend working with only five cards a week to avoid overwhelming your child. If he is interested in doing more, add a couple. The key is being responsive to your child's learning pace. Learn how to use the flashcards here.
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