Instructional Resource Page

 

 

What are Dolch word lists?
These are words that good readers may instantly recognize without having to "figure them out." There are two reasons why sight words are an essential component of good reading: First of all, many of these words do not sound like their spellings might suggest, so "sounding them out" would be unproductive. Also, a good reader really can’t afford the time to dwell on too many words, or he may lose the speed and fluency necessary for determining the author’s message.
Believe it or not, the 100 most common words actually make up about 50 percent of the material we read! The 25 most common words make up about -third of our written material (Fry, Kress, and Fountoukidis).
We can enable our students to GREATLY increase their reading skills when we teach them to read words they encounter in a quick and automatic manner.
So let's start today! Double Click on the different levels below to find out what these "sight" or better known as, "high frequency" words are.