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Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards – Second Grade

Dolch included the following words on his second grade sight word list: 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.

Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards

The three PDF files noted below contain 46 Dolch second grade sight word flash cards. The PDF files are large so it will take a few moments to retrieve them. Consider laminating the flash cards or pasting them to index cards or an old deck of cards.

2nd Grade Flash Cards
Regular Font
2nd Grade Flash Cards
Dotted Font
2nd Grade Flash Cards
Bubble Font

Sight Word Flash Card Checklist


Use this sight word checklist to track your child’s progression. Consider assessing quarterly “tests” to determine which words your child can recognize automatically. Track progress using color highlighters, e.g. fall (orange), winter (green) and spring (yellow). Click here for a PDF file of the sight word checklist.


Sight Words Flash Cards

Flash cards can help a child develop a sight word vocabulary. In addition, they are affordable and extremely easy to make. The only requirements are a writing instrument, e.g. pen, marker or pencil, and paper or index cards. We created three types of flash cards:

  • Using regular font,
  • Using dotted lines, and
  • Using a bubble font.

Using the flash cards with the dotted line font, let your child trace the letters for each sight word. The bubble font flash cards are a perfect activity to let your child’s artistic talents shine. Decorate each flash card – color in each sight word and when applicable add a drawing or image to represent the word (some words will be more difficult than others to illustrate, e.g., or, its). For a more traditional look, use the regular font sight word flash cards. You will most likely use these cards many times, so please consider laminating each flash card or printing on card stock paper.

The PDf files below contain 8 words or 1 page per file. Every child progresses differently; slowly introduce new words and always remember to review previously taught words.

Sight words: its, made, off, or, pull, read, sit & us

Sight words: best, both, cold, fast, five, green, gave & wash

Sight words: buy, call, goes, sleep, sing, tell, wish & work

Sight words: been, does, first, right, their, upon, use & your

Sight words: always, around, before, don’t, found, many, write & very

Sight word: because, these, those, which, why & would (Note A)


Note A: This group of sight word flash cards contains only six words. The other two cards are blank. Use these flash cards to practice two sight words that your child may be struggling with – write each word on the blank flash cards.

Once your child masters the 46 second grade sight words, move to the next level (grade 3) of Dolch sight words flash cards.

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