Dolch included the following sight words on his first grade list: after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were & when.
Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards
The three PDF files noted below contain 41 Dolch first 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 similar paper stock.
| First Grade Flash Cards
| First Grade Flash Cards
|First Grade Flash Cards
Sight Word Flash Card Checklist
Use this sight word checklist to track your child’s progression. Our kindergarten teacher assessed quarterly “tests” to determine which words a student could recognize upon sight. She tracked each student’s progress by using different 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 assist a child in automatically recognizing sight words. Sight word flashcards are easy to make – all you need is a pen 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 dotted line flash cards, let your child trace the letters on each card. Using the bubble font flash cards, let your child decorate each flash card. Color each sight word and when applicable add a drawing to represent the word (some words will be more difficult than others to illustrate, e.g., as, of). For a more formal 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 noted below contain 1 page or eight sight words. Many educators recommend gradually introducing sight words as well as review previously learned ones every day.
|Sight words: an, as, by, fly, let, of, when & then|
|Sight words: any, ask, from, had, has, put, them & were||Sight words: going, give, know, live, stop, take, think & walk||Sight words: him, his, just, may, old, over, open & some||Sight words: after, again, could, every, her, how, once & thank||Sight word: round (Note A)|
Note A: This group of sight word flash cards contains only one word, round. The other seven cards are blank. Use these flash cards to practice those sight words that your child may be struggling with – write each word on the blank flash cards.
Once your child masters the 41 first grade sight words, move to the next level (grade 2) of Dolch sight words flash cards.