What Are Dolch Words? + Assessment Sheets

Are you a parent who is teaching your kiddos how to read? Dolch word list may be a perfect help for you in teaching them in their early years of reading!

What are Dolch words? Dolch words are high-frequency English words developed by Dr. Edward William Dolch in the ‘30s to ‘40s. These words are commonly used to teach children to read. Dolch words include 220 words and 95 nouns that can be found in children’s books. Once children get familiar with the list of words, it makes reading easier. If you’re familiar with the book The Cat in the Hat, all words used there are from the Dolch word list.

Below is the list of Dolch words sorted alphabetically by grade level.

Here are some assessment sheets we created that you can download for free!

Dolch Words Reading Assessment
Download PDF • 301KB

Here are some resources that are available from our store! (For Clinicians)

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About the Author

Jermaine Roxas is a special educator who also works as the social media manager with the Tandy Therapy team. Tandy Therapy LLC is a multi-disciplinary clinic that offers speech-language, occupational, and physical intervention to pediatric clients at their home office in Post Falls, ID, as well as via telepractice around the country. You may call the team at 208-981-1111 to set up a strengths-based evaluation if you feel that language learning and understanding may be affecting your child’s school work.

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