What Exactly Are Sight Words?

Sight words are a series of words that students should be able to recall automatically. They are usually learned in a rote fashion (flash cards). Most sight words can't be sounded out easily, so it is critical that students can recall these words easily.

Below you will find a set of teacher tested word lists by grade level. We then use these words in various activities to make students become more familiar with them.

Dolch Sight Word Worksheets

Sight Word - Word Lists

Complete Dolch Sight Word List Preschool Through Grade 3
All the most recognizable words for your classes.

Preprimer Dolch Sight Word List
These are often referred to as Preschool sight words.

Primer Dolch Sight Word List
Leveled for Kindergarten curriculum.

First Grade Dolch Sight Word List
A series of common words that you should know like the back of your hand.

Second Grade Dolch Sight Word List
The words get larger and size by gaining more letters.

Third Grade Dolch Sight Word List
The list of words that everyone should master before transitioning to routinely taking national literacy exams.

List of Sight Phrases
You will find two pages of phrases that really make reading easier, if you know them.

Compound Sight Word List
We show you a list of words that are smashed together that are critical for you.

Sight Words List of the Most Common Nouns
These come in very handy often.

Preprimer Sight Word - Word Search
We take your words and make an oversized puzzle for you.

Preprimer Sight Word Letter Fills Worksheet
Awesome spelling and recall activity for students.

Preprimer Sight Word Secret Decoder Worksheet
Remember the secret decoder rings? This one is based on that concept.

Preprimer Sight Word - Word Scramble Worksheet
We jumble up the words for you to straighten out.

Primer Sight Word - Word Search Worksheet
We are up to Kindergarten words. Again this one is in two pages to separate the word bank from the puzzle. Try it without the word bank first.

Primer Sight Word - Letter Fill Spelling Worksheet
This activity really helps spelling recall and mastery.

Primer Sight Word - Word List Secret Decoder Worksheet
A neat activity to get students in the routine of reordering letters.

First Grade Sight Word - Word Search
The puzzle page is extremely large with plenty of working room.

First Grade Sight Word Spelling Letter Fills
Thanks to Becky K. for your feedback on this one. Her class enjoys using this worksheet.

First Grade Sight Word - Word Scramble
This is a core skill for students they will often be a little confused at first. Walk them through it.

Second Grade Sight Word - Word Search
This one uses words in new ways. See if you notice it.

Second Grade Sight Word - Spelling Letter Fills
Fill up those columns and fill up those words as quick as you can.

Second Grade Sight Words - Word Scramble
We mix the letters all around and ask you to get them back to their starting arrangement.

Third Grade Sight Word - Word Search
You can stop giving them the word bank at this point. But it is available, if you would like them to have it.

Third Grade Sight Word Spelling Sheet
You can make this one a contest for speed.

3rd Grade Sight Word - Word Scramble
Rearrange all the letters as quick as possible.

Dolch Bingo Cards- Pre-Primer Words
40 Printable pages. We use an expanded word set too.

Dolch Bingo Cards- Primer Words
These words target the Kindergarten grade level.

Dolch Bingo Cards- First Grade Words
A big help for first graders. They enjoy the game.

Dolch Bingo Cards- Second Grade Words
A great activity to have in your class regularly.

Dolch Bingo Cards- Third Grade Words
By the third grade you should know all these words cold.

Vocabulary Maze Worksheet Maker
A really neat tool to have handy often and always.

Words Of The Week- Printable Vocabulary
Here is a helpful sheet that is very closely related.