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Teach Your Child Sight Words to Improve Reading

Word List for Preschool and Kindergarten Readers


Updated June 01, 2011

A Parent Reads with Her Daughter

Teaching Reading Skills with Sight Words


Building your child's sight word vocabulary for common words at her developmental level is a good way to strengthen her reading foundational skills. This is one commonly used list of primer level words developed by E.W. Dolch in the 1930's and is still widely used by today's teachers. The list includes words that appear frequently in preschool and kindergarten level reading material. There are many ways to teach sight words to young children.

Primer Level Words

all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, has, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, son, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

Download free Dolch primer level sight word flash cards here.

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