Sight Words

Free sight word lists, sight words games, worksheets, printables, and teaching resources to teach your child to read! We’ve created sight words lists by grade-level for preschool, kindergarten, first-grade, second grade, and third-grade below. You might be wondering What are sight words? Or maybe you want to know How To Teach Sight Words? These are great questions and we’ve got some fun and free sight words teaching resources below. Be sure to check out our complete Sight Word Curriculum Bundle for simple, hands-on learning. We’ve organized our sight word lists, and worksheets by grade level below.

Preschool Sight Words

Free printables for teaching preschool sight words! You’ll find preschool sight words lists, charts, worksheets, games, activities, flashcards, games, and more for Dolch 220 Preprimer words. (40 Sight Words)

Kindergarten Sight Words

Free kindergarten sight words lists, worksheets, flashcards, games, printables, activities, and more. Kindergarten students learn with our free Dolch 220 Primer Sight Words printables. (52 Sight Words)

Preschool Sight Words

Free printables for teaching preschool sight words! You’ll find preschool sight words lists, charts, worksheets, games, activities, flashcards, games, and more for Dolch 220 Preprimer words. (40 Sight Words)

Kindergarten Sight Words

Free kindergarten sight words lists, worksheets, flashcards, games, printables, activities, and more. Kindergarten students learn with our free Dolch 220 Primer Sight Words printables. (52 Sight Words)

First Grade Sight Words

First-grade sight words lists, printables, activities, worksheets, and hands-on learning! Your first-grade students will learn to read important sight words from the Dolch 220 First Grade Word List. (

Second Grade Sight Words

Second-grade sight word printables for free! You’ll find sight word worksheets, games, lists, printable activities, and more to help your second-grade students learn to read Dolch 220 Sight Words (41 Sight Words).

Third Grade Sight Words

Free third-grade sight words lists, worksheets, printables, activities, and games. Third-grade students learn to read sight words with our free Dolch Sight Words Lists. (46 Sight Words)

Dolch Common Noun Sight Words

Dolch Noun Sight Words are listed separately from the grade-level word lists.

Sight Word Flashcards

Free printable sight word flashcards for Dolch 220 Sight Words. These color-coded sight words flash cards cover sight words for preschool through third grade. We’ve included easy-cut lines for simple prep work, and each grade level has a different color border for simple sorting.

Sight Words BINGO

Learning to read is fun with our Sight Word BINGO games! For each grade level, preschool through third grade, you’ll have simple, easy-to-read BINGO boards featuring Dolch sight words. We’ve included 6 BINGO boards for each level.

Dolch Sight Word Lists

Free printable PDF Dolch 220 Sight Words Lists! These printable charts feature all of the Dolch sight words organized by grade level. Two versions are available; Alphabetical Order and Frequency Order. Additionally, we have free individual grade-level sight word lists and charts.

Sight Word Games (soon)

Free Printable Sight Word Games, Activities, and Hands-On Teaching Resources! These fun and free sight word games work alongside our free sight word flashcards….making the prep work a breeze! For more hands-on learning check out our Editable Sight Word Curriculum

Sight Words Curriculum

If you’re looking for hands-on activities you can provide your students with week after week, you’ll want to check out our best-selling Sight Word Curriculum programs:

  • Editable Sight Word Learning Bundle (PK-1st) (Type Your Own Sight Words)
  • Editable Weekly Spelling Pack (1st-3rd) (Type Your Own Sight Words)
  • Sight Word of the Week Preschool Curriculum (Dolch 220 PrePrimer)
  • Sight Word of the Week Kindergarten Curriculum (Dolch 220 Primer)

What are Sight Words?

Simply put, sight words are words that cannot be sounded out phonetically. They are usually high-frequency words that appear often in student texts and grade-level sight word lists can be developed from them. We’ve created free sight word lists you can print and use with your students today!

Why are Sight Words Important?

Because sight words cannot be sounded out, it’s important that students memorize them for fluid reading. It is important to remember that these grade-level sight word lists are simply recommendations. Many families and teachers choose to wait to introduce sight words until the kindergarten or first-grade year. Whenever you decide your child is ready, we have many sight word worksheets, games and printables to help your students memorize these important words.

Fry’s Sight Words

You might also know about Fry’s First 1000 Sight Words List! This list is similar to Dolch Sight Words and starts students in the first grade with Fry’s First 100. This too is a very helpful list of sight words for students to learn.

What about Phonics?

While sight words are very important for early readers to memorize, it’s just as important (if not more) that students learn and understand phonics as well. The science of reading is clear that students should learn both phonics and sight words as part of a comprehensive learning-to-read program. That is why we’ve included both sight words and phonics in our hands-on Learn to Read Curriculum.