Reading Dolch
Sight Words And Phrases

CATEGORY: Head (K-1, adaptable for older elementary students)

SCHOOL/DOG: Pike-Delta York Schools/Dwight

AUTHOR OF LESSON: Cindy Savage, Title Reading Teacher

Reading Dolch Sight Words and Phrases

Young student reading word cards to a standard poodle.


Students will read common high-frequency words by sight.

Students will recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words


Flashcards or sentence strips with Dolch words and phrases written on them. (See attached lists for K-1. Lists are also available for older students.)


Day one—Introduce the new words or phrases to students in small groups. Explain that these are commonly used words and phrases that they will be expected to know just by looking at them. Practice these words and phrases among the group.

Subsequent days—One student is selected to read first. That student will take the words and/or phrases over to Dwight and read them aloud to him. That student passes the words to another student who will also read to Dwight. This rotation continues until all of the students have read to Dwight.


Formative assessment is through observation as the students are reading to Dwight.

Summative assessment will take place after one week and will be completed individually as the students read the words or phrases aloud.

For a Printable PDF of this Lesson Plan, download this file: AP-LessonPlan-DolchWords

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