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Dolch Sight Words and High Frequency Words are those words which have to be taught by sight. They are often words which do not respect the rules of phonics and hence the reason we teach them by sight. You will find memory games to help children practice.Practice 80 most common sight words from the Dolch words list. Click on a memory game and begin practicing. All games have audio.

This section contains our printable phonics board game and sight word card sets. Using this board game and the card sets below, you can give continuous practice to phonics learners on sight words. We recommend teaching 1 or 2 new sight words to add to the regular phonics program. 

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”Sight words” is the term for words that readers should recognize instantly. Recognition is important because sight words are so frequently used—making up, by some estimates, 50 to 75 percent of all words that children are likely to encounter. It is also important because many of them do not sound as they are spelled, making them difficult to sound out using knowledge of phonics . Having the sight words within his or her repertoire gives the child a better chance to grapple with more difficult and infrequent words without losing the sense of what is being read.

The sight words include commonly used words—words that are ubiquitous and important to understanding. Two lists that help educators and parents identify these words and give them the attention they deserve are the Dolch List of Basic Sight Words and Fry’s 300 Instant Sight Words. Both lists are available on the National Institute for Literacy website.

The Dolch List, by E. W. Dolch, includes 220 words in decreasing order of frequency that account for the proportion of our language quoted above. The top ten words from the Dolch list as published in Locating and correcting reading difficulties by J. Shanker and E. Ekwall in 1998 are:

Fry’s Instant Words is actually a list by E. B. Fry, J. E. Kress, and D. L. Fountoukidis and was published in The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 3rd edition in 1993. The list is divided into hundreds and is in frequency order (although it is reordered alphabetically in some republications). the Fry List gives the top ten words as:

You can see that in both cases the description of sight words is apt, and that children would benefit by being able to read these words easily.

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Dolch Sight Words and High Frequency Words are those words which have to be taught by sight. They are often words which do not respect the rules of phonics and hence the reason we teach them by sight. You will find memory games to help children practice.Practice 80 most common sight words from the Dolch words list. Click on a memory game and begin practicing. All games have audio.

This section contains our printable phonics board game and sight word card sets. Using this board game and the card sets below, you can give continuous practice to phonics learners on sight words. We recommend teaching 1 or 2 new sight words to add to the regular phonics program. 

Send us a message online
Eduterials Limited
Room 22B, 22/F, Kiu Yin Commercial Building, 361-363 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +85281979067

Eduterials Limited
(Representative in Ireland)
33 Oaklawn Leixlip,
County Kildare, Ireland
Tel: 0871019248

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Dolch Sight Words and High Frequency Words are those words which have to be taught by sight. They are often words which do not respect the rules of phonics and hence the reason we teach them by sight. You will find memory games to help children practice.Practice 80 most common sight words from the Dolch words list. Click on a memory game and begin practicing. All games have audio.

This section contains our printable phonics board game and sight word card sets. Using this board game and the card sets below, you can give continuous practice to phonics learners on sight words. We recommend teaching 1 or 2 new sight words to add to the regular phonics program. 

Send us a message online
Eduterials Limited
Room 22B, 22/F, Kiu Yin Commercial Building, 361-363 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +85281979067

Eduterials Limited
(Representative in Ireland)
33 Oaklawn Leixlip,
County Kildare, Ireland
Tel: 0871019248

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”Sight words” is the term for words that readers should recognize instantly. Recognition is important because sight words are so frequently used—making up, by some estimates, 50 to 75 percent of all words that children are likely to encounter. It is also important because many of them do not sound as they are spelled, making them difficult to sound out using knowledge of phonics . Having the sight words within his or her repertoire gives the child a better chance to grapple with more difficult and infrequent words without losing the sense of what is being read.

The sight words include commonly used words—words that are ubiquitous and important to understanding. Two lists that help educators and parents identify these words and give them the attention they deserve are the Dolch List of Basic Sight Words and Fry’s 300 Instant Sight Words. Both lists are available on the National Institute for Literacy website.

The Dolch List, by E. W. Dolch, includes 220 words in decreasing order of frequency that account for the proportion of our language quoted above. The top ten words from the Dolch list as published in Locating and correcting reading difficulties by J. Shanker and E. Ekwall in 1998 are:

Fry’s Instant Words is actually a list by E. B. Fry, J. E. Kress, and D. L. Fountoukidis and was published in The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 3rd edition in 1993. The list is divided into hundreds and is in frequency order (although it is reordered alphabetically in some republications). the Fry List gives the top ten words as:

You can see that in both cases the description of sight words is apt, and that children would benefit by being able to read these words easily.

One of our editors will review your suggestion and make changes if warranted. Note that depending on the number of suggestions we receive, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Thank you for helping to improve wiseGEEK!


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