Dolch’s List of Basic Sight Words

Dolch’s List of Basic Sight Words

This list of 220 words, prepared by E.W. Dolch, generally make up from 50 to 75 percent of the reading material encountered by students. These words are generally known as Dolch Words, high-frequency words, or "sight words."

See also: Our pages on high frequency words:
High-Frequency Sight Words: The Fry List, Instant Words, Dolch Words, and Word Wall Words
Practice with Abstract Sight Words
More on Practice with Sight Words
Betsy B. Lee on Teaching Dolch Words

Dolch Words

Listed in order
of decreasing frequency


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


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